Overnight ratings for last night’s SmackDown saw the show score its best numbers in three weeks, averaging 2.106 million viewers on Fox.
That’s up 3.8 percent from last week’s overnight number. Last night’s show averaged 2.141 million viewers in hour one and 2.071 million in hour two.
Fox still finished last among the major networks in terms of total viewers, with every other channel averaging over 2.8 million viewers in prime time.
In the 18-34 demo, SmackDown had the same 0.3 rating as last week. That tied two other programs for the top spot among the networks. SmackDown was alone at the top of the network standings in the 18-49 demo, drawing a 0.55 rating. That’s up 10 percent from last week’s overnight number.
Year-over-year in the fast nationals, SmackDown was down 9.9 percent in total viewers, 25 percent in 18-34, and 15.4 percent in 18-49.
SmackDown is making a one-week move to FS1 next week due to college football’s Pac-12 Championship Game being on Fox.
Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of overnight viewership and key ratings demos for SmackDown (all were on Fox with the exception of the October 23 episode that aired on FS1):