The ratings are in for the Friday Night SmackDown show that aired on October 25th.
It’s clear that the move to FS1 hurt them because the show drew 888,000 viewers, much less than what many experts were predicting. In fact, Wednesday’s airing of AEW Dynamite beat SmackDown this week in the ratings.
SmackDown was moved to FS1 last Friday because of the World Series so the numbers should be up when they move to FOX this coming Friday. The bigger news will be what they draw this coming Friday night because SmackDown has seen a steady viewership decline since the debut episode of FOX.
In other ratings news, the WWE Backstage special that aired immediately after SmackDown drew 426,000 viewers.
There is no word yet on the ratings for the AEW Dynamite encore that aired on Friday night.