In 2010, Friday Night Smackdown’s average rating dropped 6.7%, finishing the year at 1.81. This is down from 2009’s average of 1.94.

Recent year averages for Smackdown:

2009 – 1.94
2008 – 2.33
2007 – 2.64
2006 – 2.46

As we noted previously, Raw’s average 2010 rating was down 8% from 2009’s average.