The July 16th 2021 edition of WWE Smackdown, which was the first one since the company returned to live touring, drew 2.185 million viewers with a 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demo. These are the overnight numbers and the final numbers tend to be slightly higher.
Last week’s WWE Smackdown, which was the final episode of the Thunderdome era, drew 1.986 million viewers with a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demo.
The overnight rating for WWE Smackdown last night on Fox is an average of 2.185 million viewers. Hour 1 measured 2.221 million and hour 2 at 2.148 million.
Given recent differences between overnight and final for Smackdown, I expect final viewership to be about 2.3 million.
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) July 17, 2021