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SyFy Issues Press Release on Last Friday’s WWE SmackDown Ratings Success

– SyFy issued the following yesterday:

WWE’S Friday Night Smackdown WAS #1 IN CABLE ON SEPTEMBER 23

STAMFORD – September 28, 2011 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown was the # 1 show on Cable with 3.25 million total viewers on Friday, September 23. This was the highest rated Friday episode of Smackdown on Syfy among Adults 18-34 and #2 among Adults 18-49. The 2.1 household rating is up +17% versus last week garnering 1.35 million Adults 18-49 and 1.36 million Adults 25-54.

Other ratings highlights:

Smackdown was the #1 telecast in cable on Friday with male viewers overall and with Men 18-49 and 25-54.

Smackdown was watched by 1,182,000 female viewers, beating all programming on CW, TLC, A&E, HGTV, Food Network, Lifetime, Hallmark, and Oxygen.

Smackdown was watched in the most homes since April 8, 2011, which was the first Smackdown after WrestleMania XXVII.

Originating from the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH, Friday Night Smackdown featured WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas, including World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry®, Randy Orton®, Christian®, Sheamus™, Sin Cara™, Cody Rhodes™, Daniel Bryan™, Natalya™ and Beth Phoenix™. WWE Friday Night Smackdown airs from 8-10 PM/ET on Syfy.

  • ironcross

    @ Blue4everd If you read it correctly it says SINCE April 8th has been the most watched, not only last week you fool. People say after WM Ratings go down stfu @ them.

    Impact Playas can eat shit @ thinking Impact beats SD or RAW, maybe in UK but thats small fish compared to USA, WWE Programming averages out well Ahead of Impact. Impact Wrestling should move their offices to UK and stay there 4eva. * Smug Face *

  • blue4everd

    i think they only watched it because of Cody Rhodes “busted open” scenes….but thats just a theory :p LOL

  • poko

    So much for the theory that no one would watch Smackdown because Mark Henry is the champion. I thought it would be the exact opposite, and that people would be interested because we finally have a strong heel. Now I just hope they don’t discredit him and make him look like a joke within a month’s time.

    Also, why do wrestling “fanboys” exist? Why do people want all other shows to fail except their favorite? It makes zero sense to me. The more good programs the better, in my opinion.

  • ironcross

    eat shit and die impact playa’s, cant make up and BS now