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WWE SmackDown overnight ratings up slightly for draft night one

Source: SpoilerTV. Image: WWE.

Last night's WWE SmackDown on Fox, which featured the opening night of the 2021 WWE Draft, averaged 2.12 million viewers according to the fast national ratings. That's up 1.6 percent from last week's overnight number but below the 10 week average.

Unlike most weeks, the viewership fell as the show went on. SmackDown averaged 2.167 million viewers in the opening hour and fell four percent to 2.073 million for the second hour.

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown drew a 0.55 overnight rating, up 10 percent from last week. That rating also fell as the show went on, drawing a 0.6 in the first hour and a 0.5 in the second hour. SmackDown did top all of network television in the category.

As compared to the same week in 2020, SmackDown was up 3.8 percent in overall viewership. In 18-49, the rating this week was the same as last year's overnight number.

Listed below are the last 11 weeks of overnight viewership and 18-49 demo numbers for SmackDown, along with the 10-week averages prior to this week. Last night's show was down 4.3 percent in overall viewership and down 1.8 percent in the demo.