‘WWE: Smackdown’ Wins Primetime Friday Ratings Battle

But the Fox broadcast couldn’t beat ABC’s reruns in terms of total viewers

“WWE: Smackdown” once again battled its way to the top of Friday night’s primetime ratings. The Fox broadcast delivered the night’s best rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 0.5 and 2.1 million total viewers overall.

But the live sporting event couldn’t beat ABC in terms of total viewers. Reruns of “Shark Tank” and “20/20” scored the most eyeballs across primetime, averaging about 2.7 million (and a 0.3 in the demo). 

With the exception of wrestling on Fox, reruns aired on all the major broadcast networks during primetime on Friday, making for a generally ho-hum night. 

Here’s how the night broke down:

Fox was first in ratings with an average 0.5