2/18 Smackdown TV Ratings – Not much of a Brock Pop

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


WWE saved Brock Lesnar’s WWE TV appearance this week for the final Smackdown leading into Fast Lane. But, it did not make much of a difference in TV ratings.

WWE Smackdown TV Ratings Tracking

February 18: WWE Smackdown scored a 1.76 rating, slightly up from a 1.72 rating last week.

Smackdown was down one-tenth of a rating from three straight weeks of 1.87 ratings at the end of January and beginning of February.

– Smackdown drew 2.458 million viewers, an improvement of two percent from 2.414 million viewers last week.

Again, Smackdown was still down about 150-200,000 viewers from the same audience levels at the end of January and beginning of February.

– DEMOGRAPHICS: Although the overall TV rating and viewership barely moved from last week, the key male demos improved.

Males 18-34 jumped two-tenths of a rating from last week’s dreadful rating, males 18-49 improved one-tenth of a rating, and adults 18-49 slightly improved from last week. All three demos were below two weeks ago, though.

– Through seven weeks on USA Network, Smackdown has averaged a 1.81 rating and 2.586 million viewers, placing this week’s show below average.

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