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WWE SmackDown overnight ratings up on WrestleMania eve

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Last night's WrestleMania edition of SmackDown on Fox averaged 2.08 million viewers in the fast national ratings, up 2.2 percent from last week. It's the second-highest overnight viewership for the show in the last two months.

The episode averaged 2.06 million viewers in the first hour and rose 1.5 percent to 2.099 million in hour two.

Fox finished last among the major networks in total viewership on the night, although SmackDown beat a repeat episode of NBC's The Blacklist.

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown was up 10 percent to a 0.55 rating after several weeks of doing a 0.5 in the overnights. That was second on the networks behind ABC's Shark Tank.

In 18-34, SmackDown drew the same 0.3 overnight rating that it has all but one week this year. That tied Shark Tank for the top spot among the networks.

As compared to the same week last year, SmackDown was down 9.7 percent in overnight viewership. The show was down 8.3 percent in 18-49 and down 25 percent in 18-34.

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