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WWE SmackDown ratings up, best viewership since June

Following last week's show-closing angle where RETRIBUTION destroyed the SmackDown set, curiosity seems to have led to a slight uptick in overnight ratings for last night's episode. SmackDown averaged 1.979 million viewers, up 1.2 percent from last week and the best number for the show since June. 

For the second week in a row, the audience rose throughout the two hours as hour one averaged 1.932 million viewers and hour two averaged 2.025 million, an increase of four percent. That's generally the sign of a well-received episode as most wrestling shows in 2020 see audience drops throughout. 

SmackDown topped all network TV in the 18-34 demo with a 0.3 rating, up 50 percent from last week. In 18-49, the show also led all networks with a 0.5 rating. That's the same number SmackDown has done in five of the last six weeks. 

FOX did finish at the bottom in terms of overall viewers, with ABC averaging about 2.6 million viewers on the night as the next lowest competition.

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