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WWE SmackDown final ratings down from previous week


Final ratings are in for Friday night's edition of SmackDown on Fox. The episode averaged 2.145 million viewers, down 3.2 percent from the previous week.

Fox was the only major network to fall below three million average viewers on the night. 

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown drew a 0.54 rating, down 8.5 percent from the previous week. Other than the New Year's Day episode, this was the lowest number SmackDown has done on Fox in that category since September. 

SmackDown finished third among the networks (and all of television) in the 18-49 demo, trailing ABC's Shark Tank and 20/20. 

In the 18-34 demo, SmackDown drew a 0.29 rating, down 17.1 percent from the previous week. That was fourth on television, finishing behind the aforementioned broadcast shows as well as an NBA game on ESPN. 

Year-over-year, SmackDown was down 20.2 percent in overall viewers. The show was also down 32.5 percent year-over-year in the 18-49 demo and down 42 percent in 18-34. Those numbers show that SmackDown is losing younger viewers at a much faster rate than overall.