The viewership for Friday Night SmackDown has gone below 2 million once again.
WWE SmackDown episode of 12th February has drew an average of 1.990 million viewers on FOX Network, as per the data from Showbuzz Daily. This is down from the last week’s show by around 13.4% which averaged 2.257 million viewers.
This is the first time in 2021 when SmackDown viewership has gone below 2 million. The last time this happened was on the 7 August 2020 episode which had an average of 1.962 million viewers.
In 18-49 key demographic, this week’s SmackDown was down by 12.3% with a score of 0.57 rating. SmackDown was third on the night of 12 February 2021 in the demo. ABC’s Shark Tank(0.71) and 20/20(0.59) were at #1 and #2 on the night.
When compared with the same week episode from last year, both viewership and rating were down by 19%.
12 February SmackDown episode saw the return of Seth Rollins, the announcement of SmackDown’s side of Elimination Chamber match and the qualifiers for it. The main event match saw Cesaro and Daniel Bryan beating SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode in the Elimination Chamber qualifier match.