By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet
WWE Friday Night Smackdown finished with 1.962 million viewers for Fox, according to Showbuzzdaily.com. The overnight number that came out Saturday morning was 1.956 million viewers. Today’s final number is up from the previous episode’s 1.894 million final viewership total.
Powell’s POV: Friday’s Smackdown led Fox to a first place finish in the men 18-49 and adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 demographics. All but two hours of the shows that ran opposite Smackdown on other networks were reruns. That said, there was plenty of sports competition on cable with the NBA, NHL, and MLB all having games.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features referee Rob Page discussing the difficulty of reffing tag matches in the modern era, making three counts if a wrestler's shoulders are down even if it wasn't the planned finish, the growth of F1rst Wrestling, and more...