WWE SmackDown Viewership Down For Last Show Before Royal Rumble

On the last stop before the Royal Rumble, SmackDown's viewership went down.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the January 24 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.469 million viewers, down from last week's 2.580 million viewers the show averaged. This week also snapped SmackDown's three-week streak of the show's viewership getting increased from the week prior.

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In the 18-49 demographic, the show produced a 0.7 rating across both hours, which is slightly down from the 0.8 rating last week did. This week's rating was also the highest among primetime programming between ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CW for January 24.

Hourly Breakdown:

Hour 1: 2.548 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Hour 2: 2.391 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (1/24) Videos On YouTube:

"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt signs Royal Rumble contract (594,000 viewers)

Kofi Kingston vs. John Morrison (281,000 viewers)

Braun Strowman & Elias vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro (234,000 viewers)

Roman Reigns & The Usos vs. King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (224,000 viewers)

Bayley and Lacey Evans' heated brawl rages on (220,000 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.

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