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WWE SmackDown Ratings: Viewership for last week’s show revealed (27/10/23)

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The wrestling world is abuzz with the latest ratings for the WWE SmackDown episode aired on 27th October 2023. Let’s dive deep into the numbers and the events that shaped the evening.

The recent episode of WWE SmackDown garnered 1,145,000 viewers on FS1. This figure marks a significant drop from the previous week’s viewership of 2,254,000 on FOX.

The key demographic of 18-49 saw a rating of 0.35, which is a decline from the 0.59 rating the show achieved just a week prior, as confirmed in a recent report from Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics.

It’s of course worth noting that FS1 is a completely different channel to FOX, and isn’t as broadly available as the usual home for the show.

WWE SmackDown Ratings: External Factors

One can’t discuss the ratings without acknowledging the external factors that might have influenced them. On the same night, the MLB World Series was broadcast on FOX, drawing a staggering 9.172 million viewers and achieving a 1.95 key demo rating.

The clash with such a major event could have played a role in the dip in SmackDown’s viewership.

Highlights of the Show

The episode was packed with action and drama, which is synonymous with WWE. Some of the standout moments included:

  • A high-stakes contract signing between Roman Reigns and LA Knight.
  • A tag team match featuring Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar taking on The Street Profits.
  • LA Knight going head-to-head with Jimmy Uso.

These segments, among others, ensured that the episode was engaging for the fans who tuned in.


  • How many viewers did WWE SmackDown attract on 27/10/23?
    • The show drew 1,145,000 viewers on FS1.
  • How does this compare to the previous week’s viewership?
    • The previous week on FOX, the show had 2,254,000 viewers, indicating a drop.
  • What was the rating in the key 18-49 demographic?
    • The episode secured a 0.35 rating in this demographic.
  • Did any major events clash with WWE SmackDown on the same night?
    • Yes, the MLB World Series was broadcast on FOX, which drew 9.172 million viewers.
  • Who reported these numbers?
    • Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics provided the rating details.
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