WWE might not act like they care about viewership or ratings, but those numbers still matter. It turns out that the NFL is still stiff competition for SmackDown.

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According to Spoiler TV, August 26th’s edition of WWE SmackDown scored 2.392 million viewers, with a .50 in the 18 to 49 demographic. SmackDown was pre-empted in Charlotte, Portland, New Orleans, and Las Vegas for pre-season NFL games. They saw a big boost because of that.

When the final viewership came in from Showbuzz Daily, after the NFL pre-empting was taken out of the equation, SmackDown’s viewership was 1.990 million viewers. That is quite a drop from the 2.292 they previously charted.


We’ll have to see what SmackDown looks like this week. They will air a taped episode prior to Clash at the Castle. You may check out the spoilers for that episode here. Keep visiting us here at Ringside News for more info!

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