New Year's Day edition of SmackDown sees a decrease in viewership.
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.
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)
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)
For a full breakdown on viewership numbers from various wrestling programs, check out Fightful's resources page.