By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE Friday Night Smackdown delivered 2.543 million viewers for Fox, according to the overnight numbers listed by Showbuzzdaily.com. The number was up from the 2.442 million viewers who watched the show two weeks ago (last week’s show was on FS1). The first hour delivered 2.605 million viewers, while the second hour produced 2.481 million viewers.
Powell’s POV: A good bounce back week for Smackdown after last week’s show delivered just 888,000 viewers on FS1. This is also the biggest audience to see the NXT crew that appeared on last night’s show, and the exposure can only help the brand’s weekly Wednesday night show on USA Network. Smackdown continued to be dominant in the male 18-49 demographic over all other network shows. The final numbers for Friday Night Smackdown will be available on Monday.