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SmackDown Draws More Viewership Than RAW This Week

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 28, 1991) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1992’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart vs. Brian Donahue & Brian Costello

– Rick Martel vs. Dale Wolfe

– The Big Bossman vs. Scrub

– Repo Man vs. Larry Sampson

– The Legion of Doom vs. The Rockers

• SmackDown Draws More Viewership Than RAW This Week

This week’s pre-taped Christmas edition of SmackDown, which featured Rusev winning the United States Championship in the main event, drew 1.90 million viewers.

This is down from previous week’s 2.21 million viewers.

On the other hand, RAW drew 1.78 million viewers. This is down from previous week’s 2.55 million viewers and ended up being the lowest viewership number that RAW has ever drawn.

This is also the first time that RAW viewership has gone below the 2 million mark.

Below is the hourly viewership breakup for this week’s RAW:

1st Hour – 1.75 million viewers (Last week – 2.72 million viewers)

2nd Hour – 1.79 million viewers (Last week – 2.56 million viewers)

3rd Hour – 1.78 million viewers (Last week – 2.37 million viewers)

This is the 3rd time that SmackDown has beaten RAW in terms of viewership since the 2016 brand split.

Before this week, SmackDown drew more viewership than RAW during the last week of 2016 and in October 2018 with the SmackDown 1000 episode.

WATCH: Natalya Kisses Ronda Rousey’s Butt On RAW:

Below are the results from this week’s SmackDown:

– “The New” Daniel Bryan had no patience for Truthy Claus and CARMelfA’s holiday glee

– Mustafa Ali def. Andrade “Cien” Almas

– The Usos & Gallows & Anderson def. The Bar & SAnitY

– Shane McMahon finally agreed to team up with The Miz on “Miz TV”

– Samoa Joe def. Jeff Hardy via DQ

– Rusev def. Shinsuke Nakamura to win the United States Championship

– AJ Styles attacked Mr. McMahon

Below are the top 10 moments from the show:

        
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