For the third straight week, SmackDown's viewership went up.
According to Showbuzz Daily, the January 17 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.58 million viewers, up from the 2.502 million viewers the January 10 episode drew. At 2.58 million viewers, this was the most-watched episode of SmackDown since November 22 when that show averaged 2.6 million viewers. As far as overnight numbers are concerned, it is the fifth-most watched episode of SmackDown since it moved to FOX.
In the 18-49 demographic, the show did a 0.8 rating, which is the highest among primetime programming between ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CW on January 18. The show also did a 0.95 rating in the 25-54 demographic and a 0.5 rating in the 18-34 demographic.
Hour 1: 2.616 million viewers, 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 2.544 million viewers, 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (1/17) Videos On YouTube:
Otis and Mandy Rose's magical moment derails Sonya Deville (487,000 viewers)
Big E vs. John Morrison (457,000 viewers)
Roman Reigns vs. Robert Roode - Tables Match (353,000 viewers)
Braun Strowman backs up Elias' musical taunts (315,000 viewers)
If you missed any of the action from SmackDown, check out Fightful’s full report on the show and listen to the post-show podcast for a complete review of all the action.
For a full breakdown on viewership numbers from various wrestling programs, check out Fightful's resources page.