12/3 Smackdown Ratings – how much did SD rebound from Thanksgiving?

>


PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy.

(Search “wade keller” to subscribe in podcast app or CLICK HERE to subscribe in Apple Podcasts.)


Thursday’s episode of WWE Smackdown got some of the audience back that checked out for Thanksgiving. However, the show was in the Bottom 3 this year.

WWE Smackdown TV Ratings 2015

— December 3: Thursday’s show scored a 1.49 rating, improving on last week’s 1.15 rating on Thanksgiving.

The previous low for a non-holiday episode this year was a 1.42 rating on September 3.

– Smackdown drew 2.044 million viewers, regaining about 400,000 viewers from Thanksgiving. However, it was the least-watched non-holiday episode since Sept. 10.

Overall this fall TV season, Smackdown has averaged 2.094 million viewers. Through the same period last year on less-desirable Friday nights, Smackdown averaged 2.619 million viewers. This year’s season is down 20 percent.

– In this week’s key demographics, Smackdown regained one-tenth of a rating in males 18-49, nearly three-tenths of a rating in males 18-34, and one-tenth in adults 18-49.

All of the demos were in the normal range this Fall TV season. So, it appears Smackdown was unable to get back a bigger chunk of the audience because of NFL competition appealing to viewers outside of the 18-49 window.