WWE brought a pre-taped SmackDown this week prior to Clash at the Castle. They had a lot to do for the build-up before the huge UK event. How did the viewership turn out?

According to Spoiler TV, the September 2nd edition of SmackDown drew an overnight average of 1.952 viewers, with a .4 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

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.

The August 19th edition of WWE SmackDown raked in 2,084,000 viewers. They also captured a .47 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

August 12th’s episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight audience of 2.431 million viewers, with a .45 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

The August 5th’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 1.983 million viewers, with a .5 in the treasured 18 to 49 demographic.

The July 29th episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 2.06 million viewers, with a .4 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

July 22nd’s episode of SmackDown brought in 2.166 million viewers and a .55 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

The July 15th episode of SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 1.976 million viewers, with a .4 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

July 8th’s edition of SmackDown brought an overnight average of 2.0245 million viewers, with a .4 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

The July 1st episode of WWE SmackDown brought a viewership of 2,142,000, with a .5 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

June 24th’s episode of WWE SmackDown brought an overnight average of 2.117 million viewers, with a .5 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

The June 17th episode of WWE SmackDown brought an overnight average of 2.274 million viewers, with a .55 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

June 10th’s episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 1.8025 viewers, and a .40 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

June 3rd’s episode of WWE SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 1.8465 million viewers, with a .4 in the 18 to 49 demographic.

We will have to see if they can pull the ratings up. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more.

What’s your take on this WWE’s progress on SmackDown? Sound off in the comments!

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