2/25 Smackdown TV Ratings – no bump post-Raw

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


Any carry-over from Monday’s Raw to Thursday’s Smackdown did not produce a ratings bump, as the show remained flat on USA Network against the latest presidential debate.

WWE Smackdown TV Ratings Tracking

February 25: Smackdown scored a 1.74 rating, down slightly from a 1.76 rating last week.

The top item advertised for Smackdown was WWE World Hvt. champion Triple H on the show. Last week’s top item was Brock Lesnar on Smackdown for the first time in 12 years.

The last three weeks have been one stair-step below the previous three weeks…

  • Jan. 21: 1.87 rating
  • Jan. 28: 1.87 rating
  • Feb. 4: 1.86 rating
  • Feb. 11: 1.72 rating
  • Feb. 18: 1.76 rating
  • Feb. 25: 1.74 rating

– Smackdown drew 2.395 million viewers, down 2.6 percent (63,000 viewers) from the audience leading into the Fast Lane PPV.

This was the second-least-watched Smackdown episode of the year, beating the January 14 episode.

– DEMOGRAPHICS: Smackdown was essentially even with last week’s show. Similar to the overall rating, the last three weeks of adults 18-49 ratings have been one stair-step below the previous three weeks.

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