WWE Friday Night Smackdown Viewership Dips Below Two Million

-- This Friday's WWE Smackdown, which aired on New Year's Day, fell below the two million mark, averaging 1.915 million viewers over the two hour off of hours of 1.996 million (hour one) and 1.834 million (hour two). This is a massive drop from the episode last week which drew 3.336 million viewers though had an advantage of having an NFL football game lead in. Friday's show faced strong competition from college football on ESPN (ratings, viewership not yet available) but ended up topping the broadcast charts in the 18-49 demo (0.5 rating) as well as the 18-34 demo (0.3 rating), however, finished last in total viewership.