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SmackDown Drew 4.1 Million Viewers In Hour 1, 220% Up From Last Week

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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Veteran Mideon (Real name: Dennis Knight) celebrates his 52nd birthday today.

Between 1992 and 1994, he wrestled for Ted Turner’s WCW as Tex Slazenger and frequently teamed with Shanghai Pierce, a Tag Team that was later reunited in early 1996, when both wrestled on World Wrestling Federation TV, only this time Knight was billed as Phineas I. Godwinn (short P.I.G.), while his team partner had already joined the WWF a little over a year earlier as Henry O. Godwinn.

Together they wrestled as The Godwinns, first managed by WWF Legend Hillbilly Jim, but later after their Heel Turn managed by Uncle Cletus (a repackaged T.L. Hopper).

During the Attitude Era, Dennis Knight became known as Mideon, a member of The Undertaker’s evil ‘Ministry of Darkness’ stable.

Once the faction disbanded, Mideon’s career went downhill, and after a short stint as Naked Mideon, he was let go by the WWF in early 2001.


• SmackDown Drew 4.1 Million Viewers In Hour 1, 220% Up From Last Week

This week’s Christmas episode of SmackDown, which was taped on Tuesday, drew an average of 3.34 million viewers.

This is 220% up from last week’s SmackDown, which drew 1.03 million viewers (the viewership was this low because the show aired on FS1, otherwise SmackDown draws over 2 million viewers).

1st Hour of this week’s SmackDown drew 4.1 million viewers, as the show started right after the Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints game on FOX. 2nd Hour was down to 2.57 million viewers.

The average 18-49 demo rating for the whole show was 0.95, which was only less than the NBA game. Rating for Hour 1 was 1.1 and Hour 2 was 0.8.

In comparison, this week’s RAW drew 1.69 million viewers, NXT drew 698,000 viewers and AEW Dynamite drew 775,000 viewers.

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