8/30 WWE Smackdown TV Ratings – Biggest audience of Draft Era

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


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WWE Smackdown increased slightly from last week’s post-Summerslam show, following the pattern of Raw.

WWE Smackdown TV Ratings Tracking

August 30: WWE Smackdown scored a 1.95 TV rating, improving on a 1.92 rating after Summerslam.

Smackdown has increased three consecutive weeks and is inching closer to a 2.0. It’s the highest rating for the Smackdown brand since the brand split officially kicked off in July.

– Smackdown drew 2.835 million viewers, up 4.5 percent (121,000 viewers) from 2.714 million viewers last week.

It was also the most Smackdown viewers in the official brand split era.

– DEMOGRAPHICS: Smackdown declined among older viewers, including adults 18-49 and males 18-49.

However, males 18-34 slightly upticked from last week’s show. M18-34 is still a notch below where the show was at the start of the brand split era, though.

The slight increase among younger viewers points to perhaps the Daniel Bryan-Miz angle on last week’s Smackdown after-show carrying over to increased interest this week.

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