Friday Night Smackdown! Premiere on Syfy On Par With Recent MyNetworkTV; But Down From a Year Ago
WWE’s Friday Night Smackdown’s premiere on Syfy Friday averaged 2.524 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. That’s a few less viewers than the last MyNet telecast on September 17 (I won’t have numbers for 9/24 until tomorrow) which averaged 2.766 million, but the adults 18-49 rating was identical.
It was #2 for the night on cable with adults 18-49 and #1 on cable with men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.
With males 18-34 it drew a 0.9 rating Friday night on Syfy vs. 0.7 for the September 17 MyNet telecast. The M18-49 rating of 1.0 was identical. The household rating on Friday of 1.5 was down a bit from the 1.7 on September 17.
Hat tip to Douglas on Marc Berman’s PI Feedback forums.
Update: Commenter “DuMont” correctly notes the big year over year erosion and that in the recent numbers I used there were several sports preemptions on local MyNet affiliates, an excuse Syfy doesn’t have.
Update 2: James Hibberd notes it was Syfy’s best Friday performance in two years.