Friday's SmackDown drew an average of 2.470 million viewers in the overnight ratings, according to Showbuzz Daily. Hour one drew 2.548 million viewers, then hour two dropped to 2.391 million viewers.
SmackDown also drew an average of 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #1 for the night.
If the number holds up, it would be down 3.6% from last Friday's SmackDown episode, which drew an average of 2.562 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
SmackDown was #6 for the night among the networks in viewership. It came in behind: American Housewife, 20/20, Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I., and Blue Bloods. A Hawaii Five-O rerun topped the night at 5.298 million viewers.
Final ratings will be out on Monday.
Below is our 2020 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:
January 3 Episode: 2.413 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 10 Episode: 2.497 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 17 Episode: 2.562 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic
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