The much-hyped season premiere of Smackdown disappointed in the ratings, getting only 1,986,000 viewers in the overnight numbers. That is 100,000 viewers down from last week’s overnight, which eventually was upgraded to 2.17 million viewers.
The first hour of Smackdown had 1,978,000 viewers and the second hour had 1,995,000 viewers. The show tied first in 18-34 with 0.2, came second in 18-49 with 0.5, and placed second as well in 25-54 with 0.7. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)