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WWE SmackDown ratings down slightly despite Roman Reigns appearance

SmackDown still topped all English-language programming on Friday night.
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Friday night's WWE SmackDown, which featured an appearance by Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, averaged 2.129 million viewers on Fox, down 0.6 percent from the previous week.

It's the smallest audience for SmackDown since June 10. SmackDown finished sixth out of eight shows on the major networks in terms of total viewers on Friday night.

SmackDown drew a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demo, down 4.1 percent from the prior week. SmackDown did top all English-language programming in the 18-49 and 18-34 demos on Friday, only trailing a show on Univision for the top spot on TV.

This was also the lowest 18-49 demo rating for SmackDown since June 10.

As compared to the same week in 2021, SmackDown was up 7.2 percent in total viewers but down 2.1 percent in the 18-49 demo.

Listed below are the last 11 weeks of overall viewership and 18-49 demo numbers for SmackDown. This week's show was up 4.9 percent in viewers and even in 18-49 as compared with the recent averages.

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