WWE SmackDown Viewership Slightly Down For First Show Of 2020

SmackDown's first show of 2020 continued its recent run of stable viewership.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the January 3 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.418 million viewers, just slightly down from the 2.438 million viewers the December 27 episode drew. Although viewership is down this week, this is the third straight week SmackDown was able to average at least 2.4 million viewers. 2019's first episode of SmackDown, which aired on USA Network, did 2.091 million viewers.

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In the 18-49 demographic, SmackDown did a 0.7 rating, slightly up from the 0.65 rating last week did. The highest-rated program primetime in that demographic among FOX, ABC, CBS, CW, FOX was Hawaii Five-O, which did a 0.9 rating.

Hourly Breakdown:

Hour 1: 2.467 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Hour 2: 2.369 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (1/3) Videos On YouTube:

Sheamus returns and lays waste to Shorty G (646,000 viewers)

The Usos rush to the aid of Roman Reigns (374,000 viewers)

John Morrison makes mysterious appeal on SmackDown (324,000 viewers)

Women's Triple Threat Tag Team Match (263,000 viewers)

"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt pays Daniel Bryan a brutal visit (253,000 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.

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