WWE Friday Night SmackDown overnight ratings slightly down for two title matches
The episode drew an average of 1.892 million viewers, which is down from last Friday’s SmackDown episode that did an average of 1.971 million viewers.
This episode featured two title matches – Bayley vs. Nikki Cross for the SmackDown Women’s Title, which was a rematch from the Extreme Rules pay-per-view event, and AJ Styles vs. Gran Metalik for the Intercontinental Title.
The first hour saw it pull in 1.873 million viewers while hour two did 1.911 million viewers. Last week’s show did 1.985 million viewers in hour one while hour two did 1.956 million viewers.
It also pulled in an average of 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #1 for the night. That is the same from the 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic the show did last week.
SmackDown was #8 for the night among the networks in viewership, the same from last week’s #8 ranking. It was behind 20/20, Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods, Shark Tank, Dateline NBC, and other series among the top shows on network television.
It should be noted that this is the overnight number and the actual rating won’t be released until Monday.