The February 9 episode of WWE SmackDown garnered 2.461 million viewers in the preliminary numbers, as reported by Programming Insider.
This figure reflects a slight increase from the 2.314 million viewers achieved by SmackDown the previous Friday. However, it’s noteworthy that last Friday’s final total viewership ultimately increased to 2.469 million viewers.
In terms of the 18 to 49 demographic, Friday’s show attained a preliminary rating of 0.69, representing a slight uptick from the 0.66 preliminary rating recorded the previous Friday. Moreover, this rating climbed to 0.74 in the final tally.
These figures indicate a relatively stable performance for WWE SmackDown, with minor fluctuations in both viewership numbers and demographic ratings.
The event was highlighted by Elimination Chamber qualifying matches that included AJ Styles vs Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton vs. Sami Zayn. The final tally provides a more comprehensive picture of the show’s overall performance, and it will be interesting to see how future episodes fare in comparison.
What factors do you think might have contributed to the slight increase in viewership and demographic ratings for the February 9 episode of WWE SmackDown compared to the previous week? How do you anticipate these trends might evolve in future episodes? Let us know in the comments below.