12/30 WWE SmackDown Scores Big Viewership Numbers, AEW Rampage Drops

12/30 WWE SmackDown Scores Big Viewership Numbers, AEW Rampage Drops

12/30 WWE SmackDown Scores Big Viewership Numbers12/30 WWE SmackDown episode saw the ratings increase. The show averaged 2.629 million viewers on FOX, which is up from 2.376 million viewers, according to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics.

In the all-important 18-49 demographic, the show did a 0.64 rating, up from the 0.55 rating a week ago.

This episode featured the in-ring return of John Cena in the main event when he teamed with Kevin Owens against Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn.

This was the highest total viewership since Christmas Day 2020, a show with an inflated number because it had an NFL game lead-in, and the highest key demo since September 2021. Last week was the highest total viewership SmackDown has done since September 9, with 2.367 million viewers.

Here’s the breakdown in each demo for the show compared to last week:

Viewers 18-34 – 0.44 – a week ago: 0.40

Viewers 18-49 – 0.64 – a week ago: 0.55

Viewers 25-54 – 0.87 – a week ago: 0.78

Female viewers 18-49 – 4.4 – a week ago: 4.3

Male viewers 18-49 – 8.3 – a week ago: 6.1

Viewers 50+ – 3.5 – a week ago: 3.4

Here is a list of total viewership and the key demo rating that SmackDown has done over the last 4 episodes:

  • 12/9/22: 2,306,000 viewers – 0.57 key demo rating
  • 12/16/22: 2,191,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating
  • 12/23/22: 2,376,000 viewers – 0.55 key demo rating
  • 12/30/22: 2,629,000 viewers – 0.64 key demo rating – John Cena’s in-ring return

As for AEW Rampage, the show drew 470,000 viewers and a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic on TNT in the 10 pm ET time slot. Last week the show did 566,000 viewers and a 0.18 rating.

Rampage ranked #28 in the top 150 shows on cable for the night, down from last week with a #5 ranking. The show went up against strong college football competition. Here’s the breakdown in each demo for the show:

Viewers 18-49 – 0.12 – a week ago 0.18

Female viewers 18-49 – 0.10 – a week ago: 0.12

Male viewers 18-49 – 0.13 – a week ago: 0.24

Viewers 18-34 – 0.07 – a week ago: 0.14

Female viewers 12-34 – 0.07 – a week ago: 0.08

Male viewers 12-34 – 0.06 – a week ago: 0.15

Viewers 25-54 – 0.18 – a week ago: 0.22

Viewers 50+ – 0.25 – a week ago: 0.25

Here is a list of total viewership and the key demo rating that Rampage has done over the last 4 episodes:

  • 12/9/22: 457,000 viewers – 0.11 key demo rating
  • 12/16/22: 464,000 viewers – 0.15 key demo rating – Holiday Bash
  • 12/23/22: 566,000 viewers – 0.18 key demo rating
  • 12/30/22: 470,000 viewers – 0.12 key demo rating

12/30 WWE SmackDown Scores Big Viewership Numbers

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