Smackdown’s new all-time low non-holiday rating for a show built around Eco-Bryan vs. Hardy up against President Trump’s State of Union speech, key metrics, comparisons

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Last night’s Feb. 5 episode of WWE Smackdown drew a 1.39 rating, the lowest non-holiday rating for the program. The second hour went up against President Trump’s “State of the Union” speech. Total viewership was 1.84.

The rating is down from last week’s 1.58 rating and is lower than the Jan. 8 episode, which drew a 1.41 rating. It is above the Christmas night rating of 1.24.

The average rating for 2019 so far is 1.49. The average rating last year through six weeks was 1.85.

One year ago this week Smackdown drew a 1.75. Two years ago this week Smackdown drew a 1.80 rating.

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