Last Friday WWE returned to a live episode of Smackdown at the performance centre instead of a pre-recorded show. There was still no live audience due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. According to Showbuzz Daily. The show only drew an average of 2.187 million viewers this week.
This Friday nights show had the lowest audience since the show came to FOX. The final number is down from the overnight viewership that was released on Saturday morning, which was an average of 2.192 million viewers. This number is also down 5.6% from last week’s final SmackDown viewership of 2.317 million viewers for the post-WrestleMania 36 show.
In the key 18-49 demographic Friday’s SmackDown drew a 0.6 rating, in the 25-54 demo a 0.7 rating, and in the 18-34 demographic a 0.4 rating.
In last week’s episode the 18-49 demo drew a 0.6 rating, in the 25-54 demo a 0.8 rating, and in the 18-34 demographic a 0.4 rating.
In the 18-49 demographic SmackDown tied in ratings for #2 on network TV this week, with Blacklist.
In this weeks SmackDown the 18-34 demo tied for #1, with Magnum PI. In the 25-54 demo SmackDown tied at #3, with Blue Bloods and Dateline.
SmackDown came in at #9 for the night in viewership on network TV behind Magnum PI, MacGyver, Blue Bloods, Shark Tank, Blacklist, 20/20, Dateline and the Blacklist repeat from the week before. Magnum PI topped the night in viewership this week with 7.135 million viewers.
The Story on FOX News topped the night on the Cable Top 150 with an 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Special Report on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with 4.816 million viewers.