The rankings are in for the Friday Night time SmackDown present that aired on December 18th.
The episode drew a median of 1.zero30 million viewers on FOX Sports activities 1. The present did zero.30 within the 18-49 demographic. To match, the October 23rd present on FS1 did 881,000 viewers with a zero.25 score.
The ultimate score for the December 11th SmackDown on FOX did 2.206 million viewers. The present again in October 2019 did 888,000 viewers.
The present needed to go up towards a university soccer sport between USC and Oregon on FOX that averaged three.847 million viewers. Bryan Alvarez famous on Twitter that final week’s AEW Dynamite beat SmackDown in the important thing demo. AEW did the identical to Uncooked final week as nicely.
For individuals who need the comparability:
Smackdown: 1.zero30 million, zero.30 in 18-49
AEW: 806,000, zero.32 in 18-49
So Smackdown gained in complete viewers because of its older viewers, however AEW gained in all of the 18-49 demos.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) December 21, 2020
It ought to be famous that FOX is in additional houses than FS1. Not solely is FS1 on cable, however they’re in far fewer houses even in comparison with the likes of ESPN. SmackDown was moved to FS1 final Friday due to the soccer sport. Thus, the numbers ought to be up after they transfer to FOX this coming Friday.
This episode was the go-home present of the blue model for the TLC pay-per-view occasion.