The August 13th 2021 edition of Friday Night Smackdown drew an average of 2.499 million viewers in the overnight ratings. Via spoilertv.com, the first hour drew 2.575 million viewers and the second hour drew 2.422 million viewers. Both hours drew a 0.6 demo rating.
If the number holds up, it was the highest viewership for Smackdown in 2021 so far and one of the best numbers for the show since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The final numbers should be available on Monday.
Fox in many markets were preempted by NFL preseason games. Prelims last night would indicate Smackdown was watched by nearly 2.5 million viewers but this is probably too high. Wait for final ratings Monday. https://t.co/2BnKFLguK1
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) August 14, 2021