The fast-national ratings for Friday Night SmackDown are in with the series doing its lowest number on Fox to date.
The overnight figure, which doesn’t reflect the entire country, saw an average of 2,350,000 viewers watching the two-hour program and down 10% from last week’s taped episode from England. The final number will be out on Tuesday.
The show did 2,445,000 viewers in the first hour and fell 8% with 2,255,000 viewers in the second hour. The episode from Philadelphia was built around Daniel Bryan appearing on Miz TV in the closing segment, setting up the Universal title match at Survivor Series between Bryan and The Fiend.
Aside from the October 25th episode of Friday Night SmackDown that aired on FS 1, this would be SmackDown’s lowest number since moving to Fox on October 4th.
In the 18-49 demographic, SmackDown still managed a 0.7 this week, which tied Hawaii Five-O as the top network program in that demo. SmackDown did a 0.4 in the 18-34 demo, which also tied Hawaii Five-O for first among network programming.
Including this week’s fast national number, SmackDown has averaged 2,777,000 viewers on Fox (excluding the FS 1 number). If you eliminate the outlier of week one, which did 3,888,000 viewers, then you have a more realistic average of 2,555,000 viewers on Fox. Excluding week one, they have averaged a 0.82 in the 18-49 demographic on the network.