WWE continues their road to the Royal Rumble this week on Friday Night SmackDown. They promoted a contract signing and much more. How did the viewership turn out?
According to Showbuzz Daily, Friday Night SmackDown drew an overnight average of 2.153 million viewers. This is an increase from last week’s number.
Last week drew 2.0025 million viewers. The New Year’s Day episode drew 1.915 million viewers. They also drew a .5 in the 18-49 demographic.
The Christmas episode of 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 was helped a lot by their NFL lead-in.
The week prior’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.