After seeing overnight viewership numbers soar last week, WWE Friday Night SmackDown is back under 2 million viewers for the September 18 episode.
According to overnight numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the September 18 episode of SmackDown averaged 1.954 million viewers, down from the 2.261 million viewers the September 11 episode averaged.
In the 18-49 demographic, the show averaged a 0.5 rating, which is down as compared to last week's rating. Between ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and NBC, SmackDown garnered the highest rating in the 18-49 demo. The show also drew a 0.6 rating in the 25-54 demographic, which is down from last week's rating in that same demo.
Hour 1: 1.922 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 1.986 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (9/18) Videos On YouTube:
Roman Reigns & Jey Uso vs. Sheamus & King Corbin – Samoan Street Fight (916,000 views)
Bayley blindsides Sasha Banks’ interview (479,000 views)
Otis barrels through The Miz & John Morrison on “The Dirt Sheet” (359,000 views)
Paul Heyman narrates the history of Roman Reigns & Jey Uso (342,000 views)
A glimpse of SmackDown's mysterious woman (315,000 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.