3 Key Points
- WWE SmackDown’s viewership on FOX decreased to 2,108,000 from the previous week’s 2,240,000.
- The 18-49 demographic rating held steady at 0.55, matching the previous week’s performance.
- Comparison with the past two years shows variability in viewership numbers around the holiday season.
SmackDown Viewership Takes a Dip
The latest WWE SmackDown episode witnessed a slight decrease in viewership, attracting 2,108,000 viewers on FOX. This figure shows a drop compared to the 2,240,000 viewers who tuned in the week prior. Despite the viewership shift, the wrestling spectacle maintained its appeal among the 18-49 age group, retaining a 0.55 demographic rating.
Steady Demographic Appeal
Even with oscillations in overall viewers, SmackDown’s ability to capture the key demographic has remained consistent. This consistency is evident from the maintained 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is crucial for advertiser interest and television ratings analysis.
Historical Viewership Trends
A historical glance at the SmackDown’s performance around the same time in previous years shows some fluctuations. Last year, the episode airing on December 23, 2022, pulled in 2,376,000 viewers. In contrast, the holiday-adjacent December 24, 2021 episode saw a lower viewership of 1,972,000. These variations underline the impact of seasonal programming and holiday plans on wrestling viewership.