The ratings for the Christmas Eve SmackDown and Christmas Day Rampage have been revealed. On average, 1.972 million people watched SmackDown, while 589,000 people watched Rampage. The numbers have been obtained by Brandon Thurston from Wrestlenomics:
Compared to the previous week, SmackDown has seen a reduction in viewers. As the December 17th edition of SmackDown saw an average viewership of 2.303 million viewers, the drop calculates to approximately 14.4%. In regards to AEW Rampage, the rating has actually increased over the holiday period. The December 17th rating was 571,000 viewers, meaning that the increase calculates to approximately 3.2%. It should be noted that while WWE has seen a significant drop, ratings are generally lower around Christmas, making the Christmas Day rating for Rampage more impressive.
In regards to key demographic viewership, SmackDown saw 630,000 people aged between 18 and 49 years old, equating to a 0.48 rating, down from the 0.52 rating from December 17th. Rampage saw 335,000 viewers watch the show in the same age bracket, equating to a 0.26 rating, up from the 0.23 rating from the previous week.
SmackDown was mainly focused around festive themed matches and segments. Most notably, Sami Zayn won a “12 Days of Christmas” Gauntlet Match to earn a future opportunity at the Intercontinental Championship. AEW Rampage saw a major title change take place on the Christmas Day episode, as Cody Rhodes became the first 3 time TNT Champion in AEW.
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