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WWE SmackDown 7/16/21 brings in over 2 million viewers for first show with live fans



The latest edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown saw its ratings increase

Friday’s show averaged 2.310 million viewers on FOX, which is up from last week’s show that did 1.986 million viewers, according to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics.

This was the highest viewership the show has done since January 22nd with 2.383 million viewers.

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In the all-important 18-49 demographic, the show did a 0.66 rating, up from the 0.48 rating last week.

This was the first show with fans in attendance in over a year and the go-home show for Sunday’s Money in the Bank PPV event.

The episode featured SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair vs. Carmella, Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Big E vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a fatal 4-way bout, and Roman Reigns & The Usos vs. Edge, Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio in a six-man tag team match.