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WWE SmackDown ratings: Best viewership in over two months


Final ratings are in for the November 20 edition of Friday Night SmackDown and the show averaged 2.326 million viewers on Fox, up 4.1 percent from the previous week's final number.

The final viewership is up from the overnight number of 2.215 million viewers.

The final viewership was virtually the same as the September 11 SmackDown episode, which averaged 2.329 million viewers, the highest viewership for SmackDown since April 3.

Fox finished last among the major networks in terms of total viewers with no other show doing below 2.8 million. 

In the demos, SmackDown averaged a 0.7 rating in 18-49, up 16.7 percent from last week. That tied ABC's Shark Tank for the top spot on network TV. In 18-34, SmackDown averaged the same 0.4 rating as last week. That also tied Shark Tank for the top spot among network programming. 

Year-over-year, SmackDown held up pretty well. The show was down 8.6 percent in overall viewership. As a comparison, Raw last week was down 16.4 percent year-over-year, NXT was down 30.4 percent, and AEW Dynamite was down 4.8 percent. In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown was down 12.5 percent year-over-year. Raw was down 25 percent year-over-year in that demo, NXT was down 53.3 percent, and Dynamite was down 5.1 percent.