SmackDown's viewership dips prior to The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.
According to overnight numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the July 17 episode of SmackDown averaged 1.893 million viewers, slightly down from the 1.905 million viewers the July 10 episode averaged. Two weeks ago, on July 3, SmackDown drew the lowest viewership ever for an episode of televised on the FOX Network, with only 1.776 million viewers
In the 18-49 demographic, the show drew approximately a 0.5 rating, which is identical to last week's rating in that same demographic. Between ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and NBC, SmackDown drew the highest rating in the 18-49 demo in primetime tied with Dateline NBC. The show also drew a 0.6 rating in the 25-54 demographic, which is also identical to last week's rating in that demographic
Hour 1: 1.919 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 1.867 million viewers, 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (7/17) Videos On YouTube:
AJ Styles vs. Matt Riddle – Intercontinental Championship Match (357,000 views)
AJ Styles, Matt Riddle & more open SmackDown with style (237,000 views)
Braun Strowman vs. John Morrison (189,000 views)
Bray Wyatt vows to destroy the monster Braun Strowman has become (164,000 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.