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WWE SmackDown ratings up from last week's record low

After drawing its lowest viewership total on Fox last week -- which can be somewhat excused by the Fourth of July holiday -- overnight totals for last night's SmackDown on Fox were up 7.2 percent, averaging 1.905 million viewers. The show opened with 1.93 million viewers in the first hour and dropped three percent to 1.879 million in hour two. 

Aside from last week, it's the lowest total on Fox that SmackDown has done since premiering in October.

In the key demos, SmackDown averaged a 0.2 rating in 18-34, matching last week for the lowest number it's done in that demo. The rating in the 18-49 demo was up 25 percent to a 0.5, matching what SmackDown had done every week over the previous month before the record low on July 3. 

The demo numbers were first on network television in both categories, although SmackDown was tied with several other shows for that spot in 18-34. In 18-49, SmackDown was the only show to get to 0.5 with NBC and ABC coming closest with a 0.4. 

The overall viewership was the lowest on the network by a considerable margin. The next lowest show was a repeat of CBS' "The Wall," which averaged 2.602 million viewers.

Here's the last 10 weeks of viewership totals for SmackDown as well as the key ratings demo numbers: