WWE SmackDown Viewership Sees Solid Increase From Previous Week

Good news for the Chamber go-home show

WWE SmackDown's overnight viewership bumped up ten percent from last week's diminished number, a positive sign headed into Sunday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

Per Showbuzz Daily, SmackDown averaged 2,072,000 viewers across its two-hour broadcast in the overnight ratings, up from last week's 1,884,000 overnight rating.

Hour one averaged 2,038,000 viewers, while hour two averaged 2,105,000.

In 18-49, SmackDown held steady across both hours with a .50 rating, tying it with ABC's 9 pm airing 20/20, as well as CBS' MacGyver and Magnum PI, in the shared time slots. All finished behind ABC's Shark Tank, which did a .60 demo at 8 pm.

It does mark, however, the second consecutive week that SmackDown has done a .50 in 18-49. Across the four prior weeks, SmackDown posted consecutive demo ratings of .60 in 18-49.

All available demos for this week's SmackDown remained the same from hour one to hour two, with one exception. The 25-54 age group increased from a .60 rating to a .70 rating from the first hour to the second.

SmackDown's 18-34 rating was a .30, tied for the Friday night network lead with Shark Tank.

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.