SmackDown Live viewership was down on Christmas, but the taped show ended up beating Raw in the holiday battle.
ShowBuzzDaily reports that the Dec. 25 episode of SmackDown drew 1,904,000 viewers. The number is down from last week's viewership of 2,214,000 million viewers. Tuesday's episode marked a 2018 viewership low for the show, but keep in mind that it was Christmas and SmackDown had been taped a week prior.
The show drew a 0.61 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic, down from last week's 0.74 rating. SmackDown finished fifth among cable originals on the night, losing to out ESPN's coverage of the NBA.
Top 5 Most Viewed SmackDown Live (12/25) Videos on YouTube
AJ Styles attacks Mr. McMahon (1.7 million views)
US Title Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev (964,000 views)
Mandy Rose tries to get Jimmy Uso under the mistletoe (891,000 views)
Daniel Bryan ruins R-Truth and Carmella's Christmas celebration (723,000 views)
Daniel Bryan attacks Mustafa Ali (481,000 views)
If you missed anything from Tuesday's episode of SmackDown Live, check out Fightful's full report.