Ratings: SmackDown Hits Fox Lows, Dick Van Dyke Leads Night in Audience

Friday Night Smackdown

In the latest TV ratings, Friday Night SmackDown on Fourth of July Eve delivered 1.776 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, slipping 18 and 20 percent week-to-week to mark the WWE program’s lowest numbers yet on Fox.

That said, SmackDown landed in a three-way tie for the demo win on this very quiet Friday, matching reruns of ABC’s Shark Tank (2.9 mil/0.4) and NBC’s Dateline (2.8 mil/0.4).

CBS’ colorized Dick Van Dyke Show episodes, served up as a tribute to the recently passed Carl Reiner, delivered Friday’s largest audience, averaging 3.73 million viewers (along with a 0.3 demo rating).

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