Friday's live edition of WWE SmackDown, the go-home show for Hell In a Cell with the final build for the pay-per-view, drew an average of 881,000 viewers on FS1, according to Showbuzz Daily.

Friday's show aired on FS1 for one night only due to MLB World Series coverage on FOX.

This number is obviously down from last week's final viewership of 2.124 million viewers for the SmackDown on FOX season two episode.

SmackDown ranked #15 for the night on cable in the key 18-49 demographic, with a 0.25 rating. The show ranked #56 for the night in viewership. Gold Rush topped the Cable Top 150 chart with a 0.43 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, drawing just 2.048 million viewers. Tucker Carlson Tonight topped the night on cable in viewership with 4.796 million viewers, ranking #2 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.38 rating in the key demo.

To compare, the October 28, 2019 SmackDown episode also aired on FS1 due to World Series coverage on FOX. That episode drew 888,000 viewers and a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demographic, ranking #9 on the Cable Top 150 for the night and #18 for the night on cable in viewership.

FOX topped the night on network TV with their MLB World Series coverage, which shows why the choose to preempt SmackDown. The World Series Game 3 topped the night in viewership with 8.156 million viewers. The World Series game also dominated the network TV ratings with a 2.0 in the key 18-49 demographic, a 2.4 in the 25-54 demo, and a 1.5 rating in the 18-34 demographic.

Friday's SmackDown drew a 0.25 rating in the key 18-49 demographic on cable, a 0.30 rating in the 25-54 demo, and a 0.13 rating in the 18-34 demographic. Last week's episode on network TV drew a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demo, a 0.7 rating in the 25-54 demo, and a 0.3 rating in the 18-34 demographic. These numbers are about irrelevant as cable demo ratings are always higher than network TV.

Below is our 2020 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:

January 3 Episode: 2.413 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 10 Episode: 2.497 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 17 Episode: 2.562 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 24 Episode: 2.448 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 31 Episode: 2.422 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 7 Episode: 2.538 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 14 Episode: 2.464 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 21 Episode: 2.484 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 28 Episode: 2.687 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Super ShowDown episode)
March 6 Episode: 2.456 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 13 Episode: 2.470 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Elimination Chamber WWE Performance Center episode)
March 20 Episode: 2.569 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 27 Episode: 2.367 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 3 Episode: 2.398 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 10 Episode: 2.317 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-WrestleMania 36 episode)
April 17 Episode: 2.187 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 24 Episode: 2.005 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Triple H 25th Anniversary Celebration)
May 1 Episode: 1.885 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 8 Episode: 2.025 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 15 Episode: 2.042 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Money In the Bank episode)
May 22 Episode: 2.044 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 29 Episode: 2.170 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 5 Episode: 1.984 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 12 Episode: 2.065 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 19 Episode: 2.072 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 26 Episode: 2.174 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 3 Episode: 1.777 million viewers with a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 10 Episode: 1.900 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 17 Episode: 1.912 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 24 Episode: 1.924 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Extreme Rules episode)
July 31 Episode: 1.894 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 7 Episode: 1.962 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 14 Episode: 2.002 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 21 Episode: 2.198 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 28 Episode: 2.144 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-SummerSlam episode)
September 4 Episode: 2.129 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Payback episode)
September 11 Episode: 2.329 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 18 Episode: 2.037 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 25 Episode: 2.110 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 2 Episode: 2.155 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Clash of Champions episode)
October 9 Episode: 2.178 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Draft Night 1 episode)
October 16 Episode: 2.124 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Season two premiere episode)
October 23 Episode: 881,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Aired on cable, FS1)
October 30 Episode:

2019 Total: 112.530 million viewers
2019 Average: 2.164 million viewers per 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