WWE SmackDown Audience Numbers Drop For Post-Rumble Show


The overnight viewership numbers and the overall rating for WWE SmackDown on FOX saw a drop for the post-Royal Rumble episode. This isn’t much of a surprise, since the show was coming down from the high of expectation going into the Royal Rumble.

SpoilerTV has the overnight preliminary television numbers for last night’s edition of SmackDown on FOX. Last night’s show averaged 2.264 million viewers. That’s based on 2.288 million viewers for Hour 1 and 2.239 million viewers for Hour 2.


The ratings were also down in the P18-49 key demo. SmackDown averaged a 0.55 rating this week. The overnight average last week was a 0.65 rating, and the final number was 0.67. The final rating for last week’s show was the highest key demo rating for SmackDown in nearly three years since March 2020.

Despite the drop, SmackDown still led the ratings in the key demo for broadcast primetime programming on Friday night. Blue Bloods on CBS topped the viewership for Friday with 5.923 million viewers.

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