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WWE Friday Night SmackDown overnight ratings stay steady for Royal Rumble go-home show



The overnight ratings are in for Friday’s WWE SmackDown episode from St. Petersburg, Florida at Tropicana Field.

The episode drew an average of 2.228 million viewers, which is down from last Friday’s SmackDown episode that did an average of 2.282 million viewers on FOX. This was the go-home edition of the blue branded show for Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

The first hour saw it pull in 2.294 million viewers while hour two did 2.161 million viewers. The show did 2.284 million viewers in hour one while hour two did 2.280 million viewers a week ago.

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It also pulled in an average of 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #2 for the night. That is the same as the 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic the show did last week.

SmackDown was in the middle of the pack for the night among the networks in viewership. 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 next week.