This past Friday’s edition of Smackdown Live on FS1 drew just 888,000 viewers is by far the lowest viewership for a live edition of Smackdown. The show did a 0.41 in the 18-49 male demographic.
Twitter account @WrestleVotes and Dave Meltzer noted the following about the viewership:
Internally, WWE expected this past Friday’s SmackDown to do similar numbers to what the show was doing on USA Network prior to the move. It didn’t come close.
The Tuesday night to Friday night move hasn’t gone as expected, regardless of what FOX channel the show is on.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) October 28, 2019
I know that Smackdown number was a freak out, and it should be, but I wouldn't worry about it until 11/8. But I'm shocked the loyalty level was as low as it was. If it wasn't promoted well, that's one thing, but it was. And they were loaded with star power.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) October 28, 2019