WWE SmackDown On 1/27/23 Draws Highest Rating In Key Demo Since 2020

The final viewership numbers are in for WWE Friday Night SmackDown on January 27.

Wrestlenomics reported that SmackDown on Friday, January 27, recorded a final viewership total of 2.544 million viewers, up 13% from last week's 2.257 million viewers. The show also drew 878,000 viewers in the 18-49 demographic, up 22% from the previous week.

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This was the highest rating in the key demo since Christmas Day 2020. on that night, WWE Smackdown viewership benefited from having an NFL game lead-in, the Minnesota Vikings vs. the New Orleans Saints. Excluding that, this is the highest rating for SmackDown since March 27, 2020.

SpoilerTV previously reported on Saturday, January 28, that WWE SmackDown on January 27 averaged 2.433 million viewers in the preliminary numbers. The first hour drew 2.525 million viewers and the second hour drew 2.340 million viewers.

This is an increase from last week. On January 20, WWE SmackDown averaged 2.113 million viewers in the preliminary numbers. The number later rose to 2.257 million viewers in final viewership.

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (1/27) Videos on YouTube

- Sami Zayn saves Solo Sikoa from a Kevin Owens defeat (961K views)

- Brock Lesnar declares for the Royal Rumble Match (843K views)

- Adam Pearce sends The Usos home (555K views)

- Sami Zayn sneaks into SmackDown to thank Jey Uso (552K views)

- LA Knight impersonates Bray Wyatt (354 views)

Fans can find viewership numbers for WWE SmackDown since 2019 by clicking here.

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