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WWE SmackDown draws best ratings since November

For the second-to-last episode of the show before the Royal Rumble, SmackDown on FOX averaged 2.58 million viewers in the overnight ratings. 

That's up three percent from last week and the best number for SmackDown since the Survivor Series go-home show on November 22. 

SmackDown averaged a 0.5 rating in the 18-34 demo, which was even with last week. It was up seven percent in 18-49 with a 0.8 rating, the best number in that category since November 8. 

The show finished first among network programming in both demos. It did so by a comfortable margin, with only Hawaii 5-0 coming close with 0.4 and 0.6 ratings respectively. SmackDown also won in the 25-54 demo with a 0.95 rating. 

SmackDown did finish below the major networks in terms of total viewers, as it usually does, however. 

Here's a look at the last 10 weeks of SmackDown viewership and ratings in the key demo categories: