7/5 WWE Smackdown Rating Narrowly Avoids 2013 Low

Mike Killam

Last week's episode of WWE Smackdown drew a 1.69 television rating on SyFy, averaging 2.383 million viewers for the holiday weekend. This average was up almost 6% from the week prior, despite the overall rating being down from a 1.76. The show was still #1 in its time-slot last Friday. 

The 1.69 was almost a new year low for WWE Smackdown, which was set on June 14th with a 1.66. Former WWE Champion CM Punk was advertised for the event, and likely contributed to the slight increase in viewership. He faced World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio in Smackdown's main event. 

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