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WWE Friday Night SmackDown overnight ratings up from last week, second hour increases



The overnight ratings are in for Friday’s WWE SmackDown episode from Orlando, Florida at the WWE Performance Center.

The episode drew an average of 1.956 million viewers, which is up from last Friday’s SmackDown episode that did an average of 1.892 million viewers. Despite the increase, it was down from 1.971 million viewers the show did two weeks ago.

This episode featured Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus in addition to the follow-up to Bray Wyatt’s attack on Alexa Bliss. The episode ended with the debut of RETRIBUTION.

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The first hour saw it pull in 1.924 million viewers while hour two did 1.88 million viewers. Last week’s show did 1.873 million viewers in hour one while hour two did 1.911 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.