SmackDown 1000 10/16 Viewership Beats Raw, Rating Jumps 37 Percent

SmackDown 1000 gave a boost to shows viewership and rating.

ShowBuzzDaily reports that Tuesday's historical edition of SmackDown drew 2,545,000 viewers. This despite heavy competition from the MLB Playoffs and NBA Opening Night. Last week's episode, with less competition, drew 2,135,000 viewers.

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The better news for SmackDown is that the show drew a 0.92 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. This number is way up from last week's 0.67 rating in the same demographic.

SmackDown 1000 finished fifth on cable behind the two MLB playoff games and NBA games. 

Top 5 Most Viewed SmackDown Live (10/16) Videos on YouTube

Evolution reunites, Batista takes a shot at Triple H (2.7 million views)

Rey Mysterio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (1 million views)

Charlotte Flair attacks Becky Lynch during the Cutting Edge (670,000 views)

The New Day vs. The Bar (511,000 views)

Daniel Bryan & AJ Styles vs. The Usos (460,000 views)

If you missed any of the action from SmackDown 1000 check out Fightful's full recap and give a listen to the post-show podcast with Sean Ross Sapp, Alex Pawlowski and Mr. Warren Hayes.

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