Friday Night SmackDown Draws 2.502 Million Overnight Viewers For 1/10/20

Friday Night SmackDown draws its highest number since November with the return of Robert Roode, The Usos vs. King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler, and more.

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WWE is on the road to the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on January 26th and the January 10th episode of Friday Night SmackDown added to the build for that show. According to Showbuzz Daily, last night’s SmackDown drew 2.502 million overnight viewers and that number is up from last week’s 2.418 million viewers. With the most recent show, Friday Night SmackDown has done its highest number since November 22nd.

Hour one of the broadcast did 2.679 million and hour two dropped to 2.326. The show did an 0.75 in the 18-49 demographic which is up from last week’s program that did an 0.7 in the same category.

Here are the top five videos on WWE’s YouTube channel from the 1/10/20 episode of Friday Night SmackDown:

  1. Roman Reigns lays down challenge with The Usos by his side, 592,816 views
  2. John Morrison reunites with The Miz on “Miz TV”, 529,733 views
  3. The Usos vs. King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler, 357,416 views
  4. Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, 261,674 views
  5. King Corbin and his court slam Roman Reigns through a table, 256,406 views

Coming out of the show, it was announced that Roman Reigns and King Corbin are going one-on-one at the Royal Rumble. Both men will be competing in the men’s Rumble match. Dolph Ziggler, Elias, Otis, Tucker, Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss have been added to their respective Rumble matches and the main event of the show featured the return of former United States Champion Robert Roode. Roode was suspended from WWE in December for violating the company’s talent wellness policy.

There is a review up of Friday Night SmackDown for all POST Wrestling Café patrons at this link.

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