SmackDown's viewership went up following a TV-14 rated episode.
According to overnight numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the August 14 episode of SmackDown averaged 1.979 million viewers, up from the 1.956 million viewers the August 7 episode averaged.
In the 18-49 demographic, the show drew a 0.5 rating, which is identical to last week's rating in that same demographic. Between ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and NBC, SmackDown garnered the highest rating in the 18-49 demo. The show also drew a 0.7 rating in the 25-54 demographic, which is identical to last week's rating in that same demo.
Hour 1: 1.932 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 2.025 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (8/14) Videos On YouTube:
Asuka crashes Women’s Triple Brand Battle Royal (525,000 views)
Jeff Hardy presents case to AJ Styles for title opportunity (350,000 views)
SAlexa Bliss reveals she is captivated by “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (323,000 views)
RETRIBUTION target Big E and John Morrison in latest attack (320,000 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.