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WWE SmackDown ratings increase for Undertaker tribute show

Friday's overnight ratings for the Undertaker tribute edition of WWE SmackDown on Fox were up 4.1% in the overall ratings, averaging 2.174 million viewers, the show's highest total since April 17th. 

The heavy focus on the replay of the WrestleMania boneyard match was a key reason for the number as the first hour averaged 2.271 million viewers where the match took up the majority of the hour. The second hour had a higher than usual drop of almost 9%, averaging 2.076 million. 

The demo numbers were mostly the same as they have been for the last month. In 18-34, the show averaged a 0.3 rating for the fourth straight week. That did beat all competition on network TV and unlike with most recent weeks, that competition was mostly original programming. In 18-49, the show did the same 0.5 rating it has done the last four weeks. That tied all three hours of ABC programming for the top mark in the demo on network TV.

In total viewers, SmackDown beat an original episode of Dateline NBC and a repeat of NBC's The Wall, but trailed all other programming on the major networks. 

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