WWE has issued the following press release:
WWE Friday Night Smackdown® FEBRUARY 25 TELECAST MOST WATCHED EVER ON SYFY – AND MOST WATCHED Friday Night Smackdown IN MORE THAN A YEAR!
SEASON HIGHS OF TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 AND HOUSEHOLD RATINGS
POWERS SYFY TO #1 AMONG ALL PRIMETIME CABLE TELECASTS AMONG ADULTS 18-49
NEW YORK – February 28, 2011 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown® established season highs in total viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and household ratings during its premiere on Syfy Friday, February 25, from 8-10PM (ET/PT).
This was also the most watched Friday Night Smackdown program since January 2010. SmackDown debuted on Syfy on October 1, 2010.
SmackDown leg locked 3.55 million total viewers, 1.36 million Adults 18-49 and 1.46 million Adults 25-54 while averaging a 2.3 HH rating. This was up 11% in Adults 18-49, 14% in Adults 25-54 and 9% in total viewers versus the February 18 telecast.
The program propelled Syfy to #1 among all primetime cable telecasts for Adults 18-49, as well as #1 in prime cable among Adults 25-54.