Friday Night SmackDown ticks up for tape-delayed episode from England

The fast nationals reflect another increase for Friday Night SmackDown on Fox and their highest viewership since the draft last month.

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The fast nationals from Friday night reflect another increase for Friday Night SmackDown on Fox.

The fast-national number, which doesn’t reflect the entire country, averaged 2,618,000 viewers over the two-hour broadcast. It breaks down to 2,725,000 in the first hour and 2,510,000 in the second. The fast national figure is up 4% from last week’s episode that featured the NXT invasion.

SmackDown was tops among all network programming with adults 18-34 (0.6) and adults 18-49 (0.9 and 0.8 over the two hours). With adults 25-54, SmackDown did a 1.0, which trailed Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. and equaled Blue Bloods, all on CBS.

The figure indicates that airing the show on a several-hour tape delay had zero impact on the number.

When the final number is released on Tuesday this should be SmackDown’s highest average since the draft episode on October 11th.

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