This year’s special drew 3.39 million viewers, according to a report by MediaWeek’s Marc Berman. That total viewership figure – and its 1.05 in the adults 18-49 demographic – placed WWE’s program in fourth for the 9PM time slot Saturday night.
On a positive note, the program did defeat NBC’s 8PM airing of “Crusoe” (2.9 million viewers). It also tied ABC’s 8PM airing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in the 18-49 demographic, so it was not the night’s worst ratings performer, although it was in its time slot. Most importantly, its audience increased from start to finish; the show drew 3.32 million viewers from 9-9:30 and 3.45 million from 9:30-10.