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WWE SmackDown ratings up, back over two million viewers

Friday's SmackDown averaged 2.084 million viewers.

Friday's WWE SmackDown averaged 2.084 million viewers on Fox, up 8.1 percent from the previous week. It's still the second-lowest audience total for the show since July 15.

Like the previous week, SmackDown was pre-empted in some markets due to NFL preseason football. This episode had fewer pre-emptions than the prior week.

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown topped all of television with a 0.47 rating, up 6.8 percent from the previous week and more than 30 percent higher than any other program on Friday.

The 18-49 number tied SmackDown's second-lowest rating since June 10.

SmackDown also topped English-language television in the 18-34 demo with a 0.25 rating.

As compared to the same week in 2021, SmackDown was down 0.9 percent in viewers and down 17.5 percent in 18-49. At a time when Raw and NXT are up year-over-year, it's the fourth straight week SmackDown has had a year-over-year decline in the demo.

Listed below are the last 11 weeks of overall viewership and 18-49 demo ratings for SmackDown, along with the 10-week averages in both categories. This week's show was down 2.4 percent in viewers and down 7.8 percent in 18-49 as compared to the recent averages.

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