WWE SmackDown Viewership, Ratings Down For New Year's Day 2021 Episode

New Year's Day edition of SmackDown sees a decrease in viewership.

Wrestling Television Viewership Numbers: WWE Raw, SmackDown, NXT, AEW, IMPACT

According to overnight numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the January 1 episode of SmackDown averaged 1.915 million viewers, down from the 3.336 million viewers the December 25 episode averaged.

In the 18-49 demographic, the show averaged a 0.5 rating. Between ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and NBC, SmackDown viewership was the highest viewed program. The show also drew a 0.6 rating in the 25-54 demographic.

Hourly Breakdown:

Hour 1: 1.996 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Hour 2: 1.834 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic

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

Kevin Owens vs. Jey Uso (696,000 views)

Kevin Owens interrupts Roman Reigns and sets his sights on Jey Uso (272,000 views)

Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair vs. Bayley & Carmella (271,000 views)

Big E & Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn & King Corbin (204,000 views)

The Riott Squad vs. Tamina & NatalyaThe Riott Squad vs. Tamina & Natalya (182,000 views)

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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