WWE SmackDown 1/1 Viewership Once Again Tops Raw; Back Over 2 Million Viewers

For the second straight week, SmackDown Live viewership topped Raw.

ShowBuzzDaily reports that the Jan. 1 episode of SmackDown Live drew 2,091,000 viewers. This number is up from last week's 1,904,000 viewers. Raw averaged 1,968,000 viewers on New Year's Eve. Like Raw, SmackDown was once again taped this week. The show will air live for the first time in two weeks this Tuesday, Jan 8.

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The New Year's Day episode posted a 0.68 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. The show finished 10th among cable originals, losing out to ESPN's all-day slate of college football. 

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Becky Lynch calls out John Cena (3.6 million views)

John Cena & Becky Lynch vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas & Zelina Vega (2 million views)

Who will be the next to challenge Asuka? (859,000 views)

AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton (857,000 views)

Shinsuke Nakamura ruins Rusev's celebration (488,000 views)

If you missed anything from SmackDown live, check out Fightful's full report. And listen to the post-show podcast for a full review of SmackDown and Raw.

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