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WWE SmackDown Viewership Is In After Huge Episode Featuring The Rock

WWE had quite a few things to take care of this week with SmackDown, but they got the show off to a bang. The Rock returned with Pat McAfee, and those two were quite a pair on screen once again. Now, we know how the viewership turned out.

Click here for our complete coverage of WWE SmackDown from this week.

According to Alfred Konuwa, SmackDown’s September 15th episode brought in an overnight average of 2.445 million, with a 834k of those in the treasured 18 to 49 demographic. This episode brought a lot of action for fans, including a spinebuster and a People’s Elbow on Austin Theory in the near twenty-minute opening segment of the show. The Rock also appeared once again just before the 1st hour closed, but did not appear during the 2nd hour, except a highlight clip that they played.

The September 8th episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight viewership of 1.969 million, with a .47 in the 18 to 49 demographic. That episode was the aftermath following WWE Payback.

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The September 1st episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an average of 2.28 million viewers, with a .6 in the 18 to 49 demographic. This was their go-home episode before WWE Payback.

WWE SmackDown on August 25th averaged 2.505 million viewers. They also scored a .71 in the 18 to 49 demographic for the emotional episode, which was a tribute to Bray Wyatt and Terry Funk.

SmackDown’s episode on August 18th brought in 2.233 million viewers, with a .53 in the 18 to 49 demographic. This episode did not include any Bloodline members, but the Toronto show focused on Edge.

The August 11th episode brought in an overnight average of 2.650 million viewers, with a .6 in the 18 to 49 demographic. It might be worth noting that some markets saw a game instead.

This week’s SmackDown featured AJ Styles vs Karrion Kross, in a match that contained a lot of botches. The main event match saw Rey Mysterio win the United States Title. Also, Jey Uso quit WWE to conclude the night.

The August 4th episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight viewership of 2.15 million, with 744k of those in the 18 to 49 demographic, which was #1 in their demographic for the night.

The July 28th episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight viewership of 2.17 million viewers. That was the fast national number, but it was further theorized that the actual number will be between 2.23 million and 2.34 million viewers.

July 21st’s episode of SmackDown on FS1 brought in 1.182 million viewers, this number was up 31% from the last time they were on FS1. Out of that number, 448k were in the treasured 18 to 49 demographic.

The July 14th episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 2.157 million viewers, with a .54 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

The July 7th episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight viewership of 2.375 million, with a .7 in the 18 to 49 demographic. That was their Money in the Bank fallout, and the Bloodline’s segment got over 30 minutes to kick off the broadcast.

The June 30th episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 2,510,000 viewers, with a .69 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

WWE has a lot of things going on for the SmackDown brand, but what excites you most? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!

September 16, 2023 12:37 pm

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