The overnight viewership figures for the October 8 edition of SmackDown on FOX, featuring first-round tournament matches, have been revealed.
In the key 18-49 demographic, Friday’s show received a 0.45 average rating. Last week’s episode earned a 0.62 rating in the same demo.
Here is the hourly breakdown for the October 8 show:
Hour 1 – 2.094 million viewers, 0.50 in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2 – 1.974 million viewers, 0.4 in the 18-49 demographic
Last Friday’s edition of SmackDown notably featured the beginning of the 2021 WWE Draft, which will take effect following Crown Jewel. On this week’s episode, it was announced that Edge and Seth Rollins will do battle inside Hell in a Cell during the Saudi Arabia event.
The last half hour of next week’s ‘supersized‘ SmackDown will clash with the start of AEW Rampage. Tony Khan has addressed the two shows going head-to-head, stating that he can’t wait for Rampage to beat SmackDown in the ratings.