Friday’s SmackDown drew an average of 1.946 million viewers in the overnight ratings, according to Showbuzz Daily. Hour one drew 1.868 million viewers, then hour two went up to 2.023 million viewers.

SmackDown also drew an average of 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #2 for the night. The top spot went to the NCAA Basketball Tournament (0.83).

If the number holds up, it would be down 10.4% in viewership from last Friday’s which drew an average of 2.171 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

SmackDown was #6 for the night among the networks in viewership. It came in behind: Shark Tank, 20/20, NCAA Basketball Tournament, The Blacklist, and Dateline NBC. NCCA Basketball Tournament topped the night with 4.108 (8 to 9 pm ET) million viewers.

Final ratings will be out on Monday afternoon.

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)
January 8 Episode: 2.120 million viewers with a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 15 Episode: 2.262 million viewers with a 0.67 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 22 Episode: 2.383 million viewers with a 0.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 29 Episode: 2.304 million viewers with a 0.62 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 5 Episode: 2.257 million viewers with a 0.65 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 12 Episode: 1.990 million viewers with a 0.57 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 19 Episode: 2.217 million viewers with a 0.59 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 26 Episode: 2.145 million viewers with a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
March 5 Episode: 2.252 million viewers with a 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 12 Episode: 2.171 million viewers with a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic

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