Overnight ratings for last night’s SmackDown on FOX fell 7.3 percent from last week and had the lowest viewership average since December 13 of last year.
This would appear to be a lack of interest going into the show as, unlike most weeks, the first and second hours were nearly identical. The episode averaged 2.393 million viewers in hour one and 2.355 in the second hour.
In the 18-49 demo, the show averaged a 0.7 rating, down 6.7 percent from last week. That matched the lowest number for the year so far in that category. In terms of competition, it trailed everything else on network TV except for NBC programming.
In 18-34, the rating fell even further, dropping 33.3 percent from last week to a 0.4. That’s the lowest number the show has done to date on FOX. It was beat in that demo by Hawaii 5-0 and Shark Tank, which would be the first time SmackDown hasn’t won in that demo since moving to FOX.
In terms of overall viewers, SmackDown was by far the lowest rated show on the major networks with nothing else falling below 3.8 million.
Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of viewership and ratings in the key demos for SmackDown: