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The overnight figures for the debut episode of Friday Night SmackDown on Fox are in, with the show averaging just under four-million viewers for the two-hour premiere.
The show averaged 3,920,000 viewers from 8-9 pm eastern with a minimal drop to 3,818,000 viewers from 9-10 pm on Fox. The two-hour average was 3,869,000 viewers.
Among adults 18-49, the show won the night with a 1.4 rating in the first hour and 1.3 in the second along with an 8 share in the demographic. With adults 25-54, they did a 1.6 for both hours, which was also tops among network programming.
With total viewers, Fox was second on the night with CBS winning the night with their block featuring Hawaii Five-) (6,393,000), Magnum P.I. (6,024,000), and Blue Bloods (7,387,000). NBC’s airing of The Blacklist averaged 3,965,000 and edged out Friday Night SmackDown.
Friday Night SmackDown did not air live across the country and aired on delay on the West Coast, so the final number will reflect the West Coast and parts of the country that didn’t receive it live. Viewers on the west coast also had the option of watching the show live on Fox.com, the Fox Now app, and the Fox Sports app.