WWE Smackdown Ratings Report (4/19): Viewership and key demo data compared to recent weeks and last two years

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


Last Friday’s (4/19) episode of WWE Smackdown on Fox broadcast network averaged 2.333 million viewers, down from 2.499 million and 2.603 million the prior two weeks. The average so far this year is 2.412 million, so Friday’s episode was a bit below average. The average one year ago through 16 weeks was 2.354 million, so this year is up 58,000 on average per week. The average through 16 weeks last year was 2.191 million.

In the key 18-49 demo, it drew a 1.35 rating, down from 1.42 and 1.41 the prior two weeks. The average through 16 weeks is 1.39. The average through 16 weeks last year was 1.41. The average through 16 weeks two years ago was 1.35.

The advertised matches were:

  • Bayley vs. Naomi – WWE Women’s Title
  • L.A. Knight vs. A.J. Styles – Winner earns WWE Championship Match against Cody Rhodes at Backlash
  • The Street Profits vs. New Catch Republic vs. Legado del Fantasma vs. Authors of Pain – Fatal 4-Way Match

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