WWE SmackDown Viewership Dips, Remains Above Two Million On 10/8
WWE SmackDown viewership slightly dipped on the blue brand’s “season premiere.”
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, using the numbers from Showbuzz Daily, reports that, per the final numbers for the October 8 episode, 2.147 million viewers watched the show on Friday. He also notes that SmackDown’s 0.52 rating in the key 18 to 49 demographic third for the third-best among other shows on cable on Friday. Still, these numbers are down from last week’s viewership (2.25 million viewers) and demographic rating (0.62 rating.)
The October 8 episode kicked off the WWE Draft, so this drop was fairly likely.
Smackdown tied with ABC's Shark Tank for #3 on TV overall in the demo for the day, behind viewership for MLB playoffs on TBS and FS1.
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 11, 2021
This week’s show featured the beginnings of the King of the Ring and the Queen’s Crown Tournaments. Plus, in the show-closing segment, Edge attacked Seth Rollins and challenged him to a Hell in a Cell Match.
For a full review, please check out the newest episode of our weekly SmackDown post-show podcast: