Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/05/23/friday-night-smackdown-inches-up-tops-in-the-key-demo/
Friday Night SmackDown saw a small increase in its overnight figure with 2,055,000 viewers on Fox.
The show did 0.6 in the 18-49 demographic, which if it finishes at that level would be the first week they hit that number since April 17th. It places SmackDown first among all network programs on Friday night.
The show did 2,076,000 viewers in the first hour and 2,003,000 in the second hour with the show advertised around a Champion vs. Champion match between Charlotte Flair and Bayley and the continuation of the Intercontinental title tournament with Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus and AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.
Last week’s number finished with 2,042,000 viewers and 0.5 among 18-49s.
The final number reflecting the entire country will be released later this week and will likely be delayed due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday.