TV ratings: WWE Smackdown record-high and AEW Rampage, December 30

WWE Smackdown on Fox at 8 pm, was watched by 2,629,000 viewers on average, including about 835,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.64 P18-49 rating.

AEW Rampage, Friday on TNT, was watched by 470,000 viewers on average, including about 157,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.12 P18-49 rating.

As expected based on fast affiliate preliminary data, this was Smackdown’s highest viewership in two years. It was the highest in total viewership December 25, 2020 and highest P18-49 viewership since January 21, 2022. The Christmas 2020 episode had an NFL game as a lead-in which boosted viewership in that case. Excepting that case, this is the highest total viewership for Smackdown since February 28, 2020, just before touring was canceled because of the pandemic.

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