WWE booked a Hell in a Cell match for the go-home SmackDown before Hell in a Cell. That surprise addition to the Friday night show grabbed a lot of attention, but did it help the viewership?

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SpoilerTV reports that Friday’s SmackDown drew an average of 1.928 million viewers. They also garnered a .5 in the 18-49 demographic. That is a bit up from last week, but not by much.

Last week’s show brought in 1.853 million viewers in the overnight ratings. The 18-49 demographic was not mentioned, but this is a slight viewership rise from the previous week.

Brandon Thurston reported that the week prior’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown drew an overnight average of 1.8 million viewers. They also pulled in a .7 in the 18-49 demographic. That viewership number was up from the previous week.

The previous week Spoiler TV reported that WWE Friday Night SmackDown drew an overnight average of 1.755 million viewers this week. They also garnered a .40 in the coveted 18-49 demographic. That Memorial Day weekend number was quite a fall from the previous week..

According to TV Line, the week prior’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown garnered an overnight average of 1.93 million viewers, up from the previous week. That episode was main evented by the big four-way IC Title match.

The week before that, the go-home show before WWE WrestleMania Backlash, drew an overnight average of 1.80 million viewers, according to TV Line. They also scored a .4 in the 18-49 demographic. That is quite a fall from last week.

The previous week’s Throwback Edition of SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 2.157 million viewers with a .6 in the 18-49 demographic. There were a lot of questions regarding why WWE changed the opening segment featuring Pat McAfee’s impression of Vince McMahon. Click here for all of those details.

The week prior brought in 1.923 million viewers with a .5 in the 18-49 demographic. The previous week brought in an overnight average of 2.0415 million viewers. They also brought in a .5 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

The Friday Night SmackDown after WrestleMania drew an overnight average of 1.9965 with a .5 in the 18-49 demographic.

The week before that saw WWE Friday Night SmackDown bring an overnight average of 2.0795 million viewers. The week before that drew an overnight average of 2.036 million viewers. This was a bit up from the week before, but not by a ton.

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