Friday's SmackDown drew an average of 2.503 million viewers in the overnight ratings, according to Showbuzz Daily. Hour one drew 2.679 million viewers, then hour two dropped to 2.326 million viewers.
SmackDown also drew an average of 0.75 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #2 for the night with behind Hawaii Five-O (0.8).
This is up 3.7% from last Friday's SmackDown episode, which drew an average of 2.413 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
SmackDown was #8 for the night among the networks in viewership. It came in behind: American Housewife, 20/20, Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, and Dateline NBC. Blue Bloods topped the night at 7.874 million viewers.
Final ratings will be out on Monday.
Below is our 2020 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:
January 3 Episode: 2.413 million viewers
2019 Total: 112.530 million viewers
2019 Average: 2.164 million viewers per episode
2018 Total: 122.304 million viewers
2018 Average: 2.352 million viewers per episode
2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode