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WWE SmackDown viewership up slightly, 18-49 demo rating steady

The show included Bray Wyatt's first promo since returning to WWE.

Last Friday's WWE SmackDown episode averaged 2.274 million viewers on Fox, up 1.4 percent from the previous week. It's the best audience total for the show since September 23.

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown topped network television with a 0.54 rating, which was identical to the rating the show drew the previous week. SmackDown was fifth on all of TV in 18-49, trailing MLB playoff coverage on TBS and FS1. SmackDown also topped all network programming with a 0.34 rating in the 18-34 demo.

As compared with the same week in 2021, SmackDown was up 162.6 percent in viewers and up 125 percent in 18-49, but that was an episode that got moved to FS1 due to playoff baseball airing on Fox.

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 up 4.6 percent in viewers and up 3.8 percent in 18-49 as compared to the recent averages.

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