For the second week in a row, WWE SmackDown viewership is up in the era of “The Tribal Chief.”
According to overnight numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the October 2 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.042 million viewers, up from the 2.032 million viewers the September 25 episode averaged.
In the 18-49 demographic, the show averaged a 0.55 rating, which is identical to last week's rating. Between ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and NBC, SmackDown took a backseat to Jimmy Kimmel Live and the NBA Finals. The show also drew a 0.7 rating in the 25-54 demographic, which is also identical to last week's rating in that same demo.
Hour 1: 2.105 million viewers, 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 1.980 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (10/2) Videos On YouTube:
Roman Reigns’ Tribal Chief ceremony draws out Jey Uso and AJ Styles (819,000 views)
The Fiend crashes “The KO Show” and takes out Kevin Owens (523,000 views)
Jey Uso vs. AJ Styles (483,000 views)
Carmella revealed as SmackDown's mystery woman (323,000 views)
Jey Uso blames his changed demeanor on Roman Reigns (322,000 views)
If you missed any of the action from SmackDown, check out Fightful’s full report on the show and listen to the post-show podcast for a complete review of all the action.
For a full breakdown on viewership numbers from various wrestling programs, check out Fightful's resources page.