The WWE ThunderDome helped SmackDown to its second-highest overnight viewership number since April.
According to overnight numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the August 21 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.167 million viewers, up from the 1.956 million viewers the August 14 episode averaged. This was the highest viewership number for SmackDown since June 26 when it averaged 2.173 million viewers.
In the 18-49 demographic, the show drew a 0.6 rating, which is up from last week's 0.5 rating. 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: 2.189 million viewers, 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 2.146 million viewers, 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (8/21) Videos On YouTube:
ReETRIBUTION swarms Braun Strowman in WWE ThunderDome (1.3 million views)
Mr. McMahon comes face-to-face with "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (783,000 views)
Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Styles (547,000 views)
"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt shockingly emerges from ambulance after attack (520,000 views)
Braun Strowman breaks down the FireFly Fun House (516,000 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.