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WWE SmackDown ratings rebound back on FOX

Overnight ratings for last night's SmackDown saw the show average 2.543 million viewers on FOX. That's up five percent from two weeks ago, the last time SmackDown aired on that station.

Last week's SmackDown was on FS1 due to the World Series airing on FOX. That episode averaged 888,000 viewers.

Most of the SmackDown roster was unavailable for last night's show due to delays leaving Saudi Arabia, where WWE held its Crown Jewel event on Thursday. Because of that, the build to Survivor Series kicked off with an NXT invasion taking place on SmackDown last night.

NXT Champion Adam Cole, NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler, Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Matt Riddle, and others appeared, with Cole defending his title against Daniel Bryan in the main event.

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown averaged a 0.8 rating, up 14 percent from two weeks ago. In 18-34, they were up 20 percent and averaged a 0.6. SmackDown finished in first place on network TV in both categories, although the show did finish fourth in terms of total viewers. 

Unlike two weeks ago, SmackDown did not grow its audience from hour one to two, falling into the usual WWE pattern of losing viewers as the show went on. The first hour averaged 2.605 million viewers, then fell to 2.481 million viewers in hour two. 

Here's a look at the ratings for SmackDown since moving to FOX: