SmackDown is back to averaging millions of viewers on FOX after its one-week trip to FS1.
According to the overnight numbers from Showbuzz Daily, the November 1 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.543 million viewers, a significant increase from the 888,000 viewers the week prior drew when it aired live on FS1. That number is higher than SmackDown's last show on FOX back on October 18, which averaged 2.441 million viewers across its two hours.
The show was a unique one due to a good portion of the roster not being able to make it to Buffalo, New York after WWE Crown Jewel took place in Saudi Arabia the day before. As such, several NXT stars, such as Adam Cole, Matt Riddle, Shayna Baszler, Rhea Ripley made the trip to SmackDown.
In the 18-49 demographic, the November 1 episode of SmackDown did a 0.8 rating. The October 25 episode had a 0.27 rating and the October 18 episode had a 0.75 rating in the aforementioned demo.
Hour 1: 2.605 million viewers, 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 2.481 million viewers, 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (11/1) Videos On YouTube:
Brock Lesnar quits SmackDown in shocking development (1.8 million viewers)
Triple H declares war on behalf of NXT (522,000 viewers)
Shayna Baszler spoils Bayley's victory with post-match attack (492,000 viewers)
Adam Cole vs. Daniel Bryan - NXT Championship Match (464,000 viewers)
Keith Lee and Matt Riddle deliver pain to Sami Zayn (329,000 viewers)
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.
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