Friday's taped WWE SmackDown on FOX drew an average of 2.610 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This final number is down from the overnight viewership that was released on Saturday morning, which was an average of 2.617 million viewers. This number is up 3.6% from last week's final SmackDown viewership of 2.520 million viewers for the post-Crown Jewel episode.

Friday's SmackDown drew a 0.9 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, a 1.0 rating in the 25-54 demo, and a 0.6 rating in the 18-34 demographic. Last week's episode drew a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo, a 0.95 rating in the 25-54 demo, and a 0.6 rating in the 18-34 demographic.

SmackDown topped the night on network TV this past Friday in the 18-49 demographic and the 18-34 demographic, for the second week in a row. Hawaii Five-O drew a 1.2 rating in the 25-54 demographic while Magnum PI drew a 1.1, HSM drew a 0.6, and Blue Bloods drew a 1.0. Blacklist and Dateline also drew 0.9 and 0.8 ratings in the 25-54 demo.

SmackDown came in at #7 for the night in viewership on network TV, behind Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-O, 20/20, Magnum PI, Blacklist, and Dateline. Blue Bloods topped the night with 7.390 million viewers.

Gold Rush on Discovery topped the night in the 18-59 demographic Cable Top 150 with a 0.49 rating, with just 2.317 million viewers. Tucker Carlson Tonight topped the night in viewership on cable with 2.987 million viewers, coming in at #15 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.20 rating in that 18-49 demographic.

SmackDown topped the audience for the show from the same week last year on Tuesday night on the USA Network by 25%. However, SmackDown was down 43% from the FOX Friday night prime time block from the same week in 2018, which averaged 4.543 million viewers. In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown was only down 5% from the same week in 2018 on FOX, which was topped by Last Man Standing (6.3 million viewers, 0.8 rating in 18-49) and The Cool Kids (4.5 million viewers, 0.6 in the 18-49 demo), followed by Hell's Kitchen (2.82 million viewers, 0.5 rating in 18-49 demo).

To compare, last week's pro wrestling viewership looks like this:

* Monday's post-Crown Jewel edition of RAW on the USA Network drew an average of 2.136 million viewers, barely up from last week's 2.133 million viewers, and the fourth-lowest non-holiday episode in RAW history. RAW was #12 for the night in viewership on cable and #4 in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150, for the second week in a row, with an average 0.76 cable rating

* Tuesday's Total Divas episode on the E! network drew 191,000 viewers, down from last week's 283,000 viewers for the lowest viewership in the history of the show. Total Divas ranked #93 on the Cable Top 150 this week with a 0.08 cable rating in the 18-49 demo

* Tuesday's official WWE Backstage premiere on FS1 drew just 49,000 viewers in the 11pm hour. The show did not make the Cable Top 150 but drew an 0.02 cable rating in the 18-49 demographic

* Wednesday's Full Gear go-home edition of AEW Dynamite on TNT drew 822,000 viewers, up from last week's 789,000 viewers. Dynamite was #31 for the night in viewership on cable and #8 in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.35 rating

* Wednesday's NXT episode on the USA Network drew 813,000 viewers, up from last week's 580,000 viewers. NXT ranked #32 for the night in viewership on cable, and #12 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic

* Friday's taped SmackDown on the FOX averaged 2.610 million viewer, down from last week's 2.520 million viewers for the post-Crown Jewel episode. SmackDown topped the night on network TV with a 0.9 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, and came in at #7 in viewership

Below is our 2019 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 2.091 million viewers (New Year's episode, taped)
January 8 Episode: 2.032 million viewers
January 15 Episode: 2.143 million viewers
January 22 Episode: 2.142 million viewers
January 29 Episode: 2.137 million viewers (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 5 Episode: 1.841 million viewers (State of the Union competition)
February 12 Episode: 2.034 million viewers
February 19 Episode: 2.269 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 26 Episode: 2.150 million viewers
March 5 Episode: 2.155 million viewers
March 12 Episode: 2.198 million viewers (post-Fastlane episode)
March 19 Episode: 2.208 million viewers
March 26 Episode: 2.393 million viewers
April 2 Episode: 2.141 million viewers
April 9 Episode: 2.199 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 35 episode)
April 16 Episode: 2.219 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 23 Episode: 2.072 million viewers
April 30 Episode: 1.833 million viewers
May 7 Episode: 1.931 million viewers
May 14 Episode: 1.827 million viewers (taped episode from London)
May 21 Episode: 1.983 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
May 28 Episode: 2.072 million viewers
June 4 Episode: 2.016 million viewers
June 11 Episode: 1.930 million viewers (post-Super ShowDown episode)
June 18 Episode: 1.859 million viewers
June 25 Episode: 1.921 million viewers (post-Stomping Grounds episode)
July 2 Episode: 1.890 million viewers
July 9 Episode: 1.853 million viewers
July 16 Episode: 2.122 million viewers (post-Extreme Rules episode)
July 23 Episode: 2.162 million viewers
July 30 Episode: 1.911 million viewers
August 6 Episode: 2.088 million viewers
August 13 Episode: 2.164 million viewers (post-SummerSlam episode)
August 20 Episode: 2.142 million viewers
August 27 Episode: 2.088 million viewers
September 3 Episode: 2.130 million viewers
September 10 Episode: 2.061 million viewers
September 17 Episode: 2.064 million viewers (post-Clash of Champions episode)
September 24 Episode: 2.099 million viewers (final USA Network episode)
October 4 Episode: 3.888 million viewers (FOX premiere)
October 11 Episode: 2.877 million viewers (WWE Draft episode, post-HIAC)
October 18 Episode: 2.418 million viewers
October 25 Episode: 888,000 viewers (aired on FS1)
November 1 Episode: 2.520 million viewers (post-Crown Jewel episode)
November 8 Episode: 2.610 million viewers (taped episode from England)
November 15 Episode:

2018 Total: 122.304 million viewers
2018 Average: 2.352 million viewers per episode

2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode