WWE SmackDown Viewership Is Back Over 2 Million For 8/12 Episode

The preliminary numbers are in for the August 12 episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown.

According to SpoilerTV, Friday night’s SmackDown averaged 2.431 million viewers. This The first hour brought in 2.611 million viewers while the second hour fell to 2.251 million viewers.

This week’s number is up from the final 1.983 million viewers the show had last week.

In the key 18-49 demographic, SmackDown drew an overnight rating of 0.45 . The first hour had a 0.50 rating while the second hour fell to a 0.40 rating. SmackDown came in at No. 1 for the night on network television.

In certain markets, SmackDown was pre-empted due to NFL preseason games, which could have an effect on the ratings somewhat. The final numbers are expected to be released on Monday via ShowBuzzDaily.