WWE SmackDown back over two million viewers in overnight ratings

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WWE SmackDown back over two million viewers in overnight ratings

Post by Big Red Machine » Sep 26th, '20, 19:00

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By Paul Fontaine | @PaulAceFontaine | Sep 26, 2020 10:23 am

Overnight ratings are in for last night's Clash of Champions go-home episode of SmackDown. The show averaged 2.032 million viewers on Fox, up four percent from last week's overnight number.

In the overnight ratings last week, SmackDown dropped below the two million threshold for the first time since the introduction of the ThunderDome, but the final number was 2.037 million viewers.

Last night's show opened with 2.05 million viewers in hour one and fell just 1.5 percent in hour two, to 2.014 million. Fox finished third out of the four major networks in total viewers, beating out NBC which aired an NHL Stanley Cup Finals game that averaged 1.95 million viewers.

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown averaged a 0.55 rating, up 10 percent from last week. That topped all the networks, with ABC's 20/20 and the NHL both doing a 0.5 rating. In 18-34, SmackDown averaged the same 0.3 rating it's done for the last five weeks. SmackDown tied the NHL and Love Island for the top spot on network television in that demo.

It's notable that most network programming is now first-run and SmackDown numbers are still holding up relatively well.
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