The overnight viewership numbers are in for the premiere of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX as the show averaged 3.87 million viewers in the fast nationals. This number measures the top metered markets.
SmackDown won the night in the key 18-49 demos and finished second to CBS overall.
It should be noted that the number was lower than most industry predictions of 4.0 million to 4.5 million.
FOX Sports commented on the viewership with the following graphic:
Randy Orton Continues To Push For The Rock Match
The former WWE Champion is continuing to push for the match as he tweeted out photos with a cardboard cutout of John Cena and asked him to let The Rock about his WrestleMania plans. You can see the tweet here: