WWE aired a pretaped episode of SmackDown on Christmas night. It was an exciting show with a big title change at the end. How did the viewership turn out?
According to Showbuzz Daily, Smackdown drew 3.335 million viewers. They drew 4.097 million viewers in the first hour and 2.574 million in the second hour. SmackDown might have been helped a lot by the NFL lead-in.
Last week’s viewership on FS1 drew 1.030 million viewers. They scored a .3 in the 18-49 demographic. That viewership might seem low, but it was actually great for the blue brand on FS1. The last time they aired SmackDown on FS1, the company earned 881,000 viewers. The time before that brought in 888,000 viewers.
The week before that, SmackDown brought in 2.106 million viewers. They scored 2.141 million viewers in the first hour and 2.071 in the second. Last week they pulled 2.029 million overnight viewers and scored a .50 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The week prior’s show did an overnight average of 1.987 million viewers, Hour one drew 2.016 million viewers and hour brought in 1.957 million viewers. They also scored a .55 in the 18-49 demographic.
The previous week’s episode drew an overnight viewership 2.215 million viewers. They had 2.202 million viewers in the first hour and 2.228 million in the second hour. The previous week drew 2.1415 million overnight viewers.