WWE’s second week of the Fox era saw a dramatic decrease with the release of the overnight numbers for Friday Night SmackDown.
The first night of the WWE Draft saw the audience down 25% from last week’s premiere on Fox with the first hour averaging 2,925,000 viewers and the second producing 2,872,000 and show-long average 2,899,000 on the overnights.
The final number will be out on Tuesday reflecting the whole country.
Among people 18-49, the show did a 1.0 in the first hour and a 0.9 in the second, which was still tops among all network programming on Friday night as the silver lining.
In overall viewership, they were eighth among network programs behind Blue Bloods (7.554 million), Hawaii Five-0 (6.946), Magnum P.I. (6.407), Dateline NBC (split into two separate shows just like SmackDown is), The Blacklist, and American Housewife.