Smackdown fast affiliate indicates final TV rating of about 2.4 million viewers

The preliminary rating for WWE Smackdown on Fox last night was 2,264,000, according to SpoilerTV.

The fast affiliate measurement is consistently a few percent lower than the final rating reported for Smackdown on Monday afternoon.

We project around 2,390,000 viewers for the final, based on an estimated 5.5% adjustment. That would be down from last week’s rating which was one of the biggest audiences for Smackdown since 2020.

If our projection is accurate, with the exception of last week’s pre-Royal Rumble show, and the December 30 episode featuring John Cena, last night’s rating would be the highest since September.