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WWE Smackdown drew 2.170 million viewers last Friday (5/29), up from 2.044 million last week and the first time it topped 2.1 million since Apr. 17.
The show drew a 1.39 broadcast rating, above the 1.31, 1.30, 1.33, 1.24, and 1.24 in the prior five weeks.
It was enough for Smackdown to finish tied for the best 18-49 demo rating on Friday at 0.6, along with ABC’s “Shark Tank.” One show drew a 0.5 rating, and several drew 0.4 ratings. Smackdown was the least viewers of all major network shows counting total viewers, but advertisers and networks focus more on the 18-49 demographic.