By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE Friday Night Smackdown delivered 2.899 million viewers for Fox, according to the overnight numbers listed by Showbuzzdaily.com. The number was down from the 3.869 million viewers who watched last week’s premiere on Fox. The first hour delivered 2.925 million viewers, while the second hour produced 2.872 million viewers.
Powell’s POV: Smackdown was dominant in the male 18-49 demographic over all other network shows, but the loss of nearly one million viewers has to sting, especially since last night’s show featured the first night of the draft. It makes you wonder what the numbers will look like starting next week when they don’t have any big name appearances or big themes advertised. The final numbers for last night’s show will be available on Monday.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Brian Pillman Jr., who discusses his training, following his father's footsteps, his own career aspirations, being part of the Hart Foundation faction, his big match at the MLW Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view, working with Jushin Liger, touring the WWE Performance Center, and much more...