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WWE SmackDown ratings down slightly from Day 1 fallout episode

This was still SmackDown's third-best viewership since October.

The January 14 edition of Friday Night SmackDown averaged 2.174 million viewers on Fox, down 4.3 percent from the previous week's Day 1 fallout episode. It's the third-best viewership for the show since October 22. 

SmackDown drew a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demo, down 3.4 percent from the previous week. The show finished second on all of television in that category, trailing only ABC's Shark Tank. Although down from last week, it's still SmackDown's second-best number in 18-49 since November. 

SmackDown led network programming with a 0.35 rating in the 18-34 demo but finished third on television in that category behind two NBA games on ESPN. SmackDown was down 5.4 percent from the previous week in 18-34. 

As compared to the same week in 2021, SmackDown was down 3.9 percent in total viewers and down 16.4 percent in 18-49.

Listed below are the last 11 weeks of overall viewership and 18-49 demo numbers for weeks when SmackDown aired on Fox. This week's show was up 1.7 percent in viewers and up 3.7 percent in 18-49 from the recent averages. 

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