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WWE SmackDown ratings down, still above two million viewers


Source: ShowBuzz Daily

Friday Night SmackDown on Fox averaged 2.084 million viewers for the August 13 episode, down 3.9 percent from the previous week.

The show finished fifth for the night on the networks in terms of total viewers and was third among original programming.

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown drew a 0.58 rating, down 4.9 percent from the previous week. That topped all of television by a large margin, with the next highest program being ABC's Shark Tank at a 0.43.

SmackDown also led all of TV with a 0.33 rating in the 18-34 demo. That was down 18 percent from the previous week.

Year-over-year, SmackDown was up 4.1 percent in overall viewers but down 3.3 percent in 18-49.

In some markets, preseason NFL football aired in SmackDown's time slot last Friday.

As compared to the 10 week average of 2,034,400 viewers prior to this week, SmackDown was up 2.4 percent. In the 18-49 demo, the show was up 7.4 percent from the 10-week average of 0.54.