Mon. Jan 17th, 2022


The latest edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown saw the ratings drop. Friday’s show averaged 1.972 million viewers on FOX, which is down from last week’s 2.303 million, according to Showbuzz Daily

In the all-important 18-49 demographic, the show did a 0.48 rating, down from the 0.52 rating a week ago. This was the lowest key demo rating and total viewership on FOX since the July 9th episode, the last show in the ThunderDome.

This show was taped one week in advance and aired on Christmas Eve. Ratings were expected to be down due to it airing on this date, which is also a reason why WWE decided against airing a new episode of SmackDown in favor of a year in review edition this Friday on New Year’s Eve.

Here’s the breakdown in each demo for the show compared to last week:

Viewers 18-34 – 0.30 – last week: 0.32
Viewers 18-49 – 0.48 – last week: 0.52
Viewers 25-54 – 0.59 – last week: 0.69
Female viewers 18-49 – 3.9 – last week: 3.8
Male viewers 18-49 – 5.0 – last week: 5.6
Viewers 50+ – 3.0 – last week: 3.1

Here is a list of total viewership and the key demo rating that SmackDown has done thus far this year:

1/1/21: 2,013,000 viewers – 0.53 key demo rating
1/8/21: 2,120,000 viewers – 0.56 key demo rating
1/15/21: 2,262,000 viewers – 0.67 key demo rating
1/22/21: 2,383,000 viewers – 0.63 key demo rating
1/29/21: 2,304,000 viewers – 0.62 key demo rating
2/5/21: 2,257,000 viewers – 0.65 key demo rating
2/12/21: 1,990,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
2/19/21: 2,217,000 viewers – 0.59 key demo rating
2/26/21: 2,145,000 viewers – 0.54 key demo rating
3/5/21: 2,252,000 viewers – 0.60 key demo rating
3/12/21: 2,171,000 viewers – 0.61 key demo rating
3/19/21: 2,093,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
3/26/21: 2,191,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
4/2/21: 2,137,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
4/9/21: 2,250,000 viewers – 0.61 key demo rating
4/16/21: 2,119,000 viewers – 0.56 key demo rating
4/23/21: 2,121,000 viewers – 0.54 key demo rating
4/30/21: 2,018,000 viewers – 0.49 key demo rating
5/7/21: 2,282,000 viewers – 0.65 key demo rating
5/14/21: 1,917,000 viewers – 0.44 key demo rating
5/21/21: 1,933,000 viewers – 0.50 key demo rating
5/28/21: 1,928,000 viewers – 0.50 key demo rating
6/4/21: 1,833,000 viewers – 0.51 key demo rating
6/11/21: 1,944,000 viewers – 0.48 key demo rating
6/18/21: 2,045,000 viewers – 0.50 key demo rating
6/25/21: 1,971,000 viewers – 0.50 key demo rating
7/2/21: 1,861,000 viewers – 0.51 key demo rating
7/9/21: 1,986,000 viewers – 0.48 key demo rating
7/16/21: 2,310,000 viewers – 0.66 key demo rating – first show back with fans and MITB go-home show
7/23/21: 2,137,000 viewers – 0.55 key demo rating – post-MITB show
7/30/21: 2,043,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
8/6/21: 2,169,000 viewers – 0.61 key demo rating
8/13/21: 2,084,000 viewers – 0.58 key demo rating
8/20/21: 2,102,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating – go-home SummerSlam show
8/27/21: 2,250,000 viewers – 0.59 key demo rating- post-SummerSlam show
9/3/21: 2,220,000 viewers – 0.62 key demo rating – Universal Title Main Event
9/10/21: 2,383,000 viewers – 0.65 key demo rating – Brock Lesnar SmackDown return
9/17/21: 2,243,000 viewers – 0.58 key demo rating
9/24/21: 2,135,000 viewers – 0.55 key demo rating – Extreme Rules go-home show
10/1/21: 2,252,000 viewers – 0.62 key demo rating – Draft episode
10/8/21: 2,147,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating
10/15/21: 866,000 viewers – 0.24 key demo rating – FS1 edition
10/22/21: 2,249,000 viewers – 0.58 key demo rating – FOX episode/Crown Jewel fallout
10/29/21: 1,032,000 viewers – 0.29 key demo rating – FS1 edition
11/5/21: 2,093,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating – FOX return episode
11/12/21: 2,104 viewers – 0.56 key demo rating
11/19/21: 2,064,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating- Survivor Series go-home show
11/26/21: 2,149,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
12/3/21: 2,030,000 viewers – 0.51 key demo rating
12/10/21: 2,142,000 viewers – 0.50 key demo rating
12/17/21: 2,303,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating
12/24/21: 1,972,000 viewers – 0.48 key demo rating – Christmas Eve episode

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