The overnight viewership numbers for last night’s January 1 episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX have been revealed.
As per Showbuzz Daily, the show drew an average of 1.915 million viewers overnight. In the important 18-49 demographic, it got a rating of 0.50.
The hourly breakdown was as follows:
- Hour 1 – 1.996 million
- Hour 2 – 1.834 million
WWE had promoted Big E vs Sami Zayn, Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair vs Bayley & Carmella, and Roman Reigns to address Kevin Owens prior to the show. At one point Seth Rollins returning was also advertised but that ended up being pulled.
Do bear in mind these are just the overnight numbers and the final ones will be out on Monday. You can check out full week-by-week 2021 TV ratings trackers for all major wrestling shows including SmackDown at this link.