SmackDown hits four-week high in demo, big audience in Canada

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/03/13/smackdown-hits-four-week-high-in-demo-big-audience-in-canada/

Friday Night SmackDown topped all of television yet again this past Friday while hitting its four-week high in the key demographic.

The live episode from March 10 averaged 2,320,000 viewers and approximately 822,000 (0.62) in the 18-49 demographic, per Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

SmackDown saw a seven percent increase in its 18-49 audience, which was its highest number in the category since February 10.

Meanwhile, overall viewership dropped by five percent to its lowest average since January 20.

Adults 18-34 experienced a five percent increase while the 35-49 demo was up by 7.5 percent from last week.

The show was a major hit in Canada with Sportsnet 360 averaging 302,100 viewers and 151,900 in the 25-54 demographic.

Among sports programming on Friday, SmackDown finished first in the demographic and third in overall viewership behind Curling coverage. In the demo, it was ahead of an afternoon pre-season game involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Curling, and a late game between the Toronto Raptors and L.A. Lakers.

It is the first time that SmackDown has topped 300,000 viewers since we have been tracking the show’s viewership. Both Raw and SmackDown topped that number this past week on Sportsnet 360.