The preliminary viewership figures for the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown have been released, and they show positive growth compared to the previous week.

According to Programming Insider, the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown garnered approximately 2.29 million viewers in preliminary viewership. This marks an increase from the December 1 episode, which had preliminary numbers of 1.95 million viewers. It’s worth noting that the final viewership number for the December 1 episode ultimately settled at 2.044 million viewers.

In the coveted 18 to 49 demographic, Friday’s episode earned a preliminary rating of 0.57, which is an improvement from the 0.53 preliminary rating on December 1. The final rating for the December 8 episode was recorded at 0.59.

It’s worth mentioning that the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown was WWE’s annual Tribute to the Troops special, which likely contributed to the increased viewership and ratings.


WWE SmackDown Ratings for December 2023

  • December 8, 2023: 2.29 million viewers (preliminary)
  • December 1, 2023: 2.044 million viewers (final), 1.95 million viewers (preliminary)

Did you tune in and watch this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown or did you DVR it to watch later? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

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