The viewership for the January 21st editions of WWE SmackDown and AEW Rampage have been revealed. On average, 2.255 million people watched SmackDown while 594,000 people watched Rampage. The numbers have been obtained by Brandon Thurston from Wrestlenomics:
Both shows have seen an increase in viewers compared to the previous week. As the January 14th episode of SmackDown drew an average audience of 2.174 million viewers, the increase in viewership calculates to approximately 3.8%. In regards to key demographic ratings, SmackDown obtained a 0.64 in the 18 to 49 age range, up from 0.56 from the previous week and the highest since September 2021.
In regards to AEW Rampage, the January 14th show drew an average audience of 526,000 viewers. The increase in viewers calculates to approximately 13%. The key demographic rating for Rampage was 0.24, up from the 0.20 rating from the previous week. It should also be noted that the January 21st episode of Rampage was live while the January 14th show was pre-taped.
SmackDown saw Seth Rollins build momentum towards his match against Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble by adding a stipulation to the Universal Championship clash. The biggest news from Rampage was the return of Jon Moxley to in-ring competition.
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