WWE SmackDown Overnight Ratings Featuring #1 Contender's Gauntlet Match

Friday's SmackDown drew an average of 2.003 million viewers in the overnight ratings, according to Showbuzz Daily. Hour one drew 2.036 million viewers, then hour two went down to 1.969 million viewers.


SmackDown also drew an average of 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #3 for the night. Shark Tank was in top spot with a 0.8 in the same demo.

If the number holds up, it would be down 0.5% in viewership from last Friday's SmackDown, which drew an average of 2.013 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

SmackDown was #8 for the night among the networks in viewership. It came in behind: Shark Tank, 20/20, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods, Mr. Mayor, and Dateline NBC. Blue Bloods topped the night with 6.410 million viewers.

Final ratings will be out on Monday.

Below is our 2021 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 2.013 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic (New Year's episode)


2020 Total: 113.372 million viewers
2020 Average: 2.180 million viewers per episode (2 FS1 airings)

2019 Total: 112.530 million viewers
2019 Average: 2.164 million viewers per episode (1 FS1 airing)

2018 Total: 122.304 million viewers
2018 Average: 2.352 million viewers per episode

2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode