The overnight ratings for Friday night’s edition of WWE SmackDown show a slight decrease as SmackDown went head-to-head with the NFL Draft. However, the show did have a slight increase in the overnight ratings from last week, as detailed below.
Friday night’s pre-taped FOX broadcast drew an average overnight audience of 1.859 million viewers. This is based on 1.891 million viewers for hour one and 1.826 million viewers for hour two. The number slightly increased from last week’s overnight audience, which was 1.805 million. For comparison, the final audience for last week’s show was 1.952 million viewers.
In the P18-49 key demo, WWE SmackDown averaged a 0.35 rating based on 0.4 for hour one and 0.3 in hour two. The show ranked third for the evening. WWE SmackDown did face some stiff sports competition on Friday night, with the NFL Draft broadcast on ESPN and ABC. Ratings in the key demo fell from last week’s final average of 0.47. The overnight rating for last week’s show was a 0.4.
(h/t – SpoilerTV)