Friday’s SmackDown drew an average of 2.104 million viewers, up 0.53% from last week’s final viewership of 2.093 million viewers, and up 5.25% from the overnight viewership released on Saturday morning, which was 1.999 million viewers.
Friday’s SmackDown drew a 0.56 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, down 1.75% from last week’s 0.57 rating.
Friday’s live SmackDown from the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA had just a few happenings advertised ahead of time – an appearance by Sasha Banks to address Shotzi, Rick Boogs and WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Los Lotharios, plus the main event, which was the non-title match for the right to rule SmackDown between WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and King Xavier Woods.
As for AEW Rampage, the show drew an average of 515,000 viewers. This is down 14.02% from last week’s live Rampage, which drew 599,000 viewers. This is up 7.29% from the overnight viewership released on Saturday, which was 480,000 viewers.
Friday’s live Rampage drew a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 key demographic, down 9.09% from last week’s episode, which drew a 0.22 rating in the key demo.
Friday’s live Rampage on TNT drew the lowest viewership of any live episode, and the second-lowest viewership overall for Rampage, including taped and live episodes. The episode also drew the second-lowest 18-49 key demo rating in the history of the show.
Friday’s Full Gear go-home edition of Rampage aired at 10pm ET on TNT, live from the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The show featured a full line-up advertised ahead of time – the final build for Full Gear, Ariya Daivari’s debut vs. Dante Martin, Jungle Boy vs. Bobby Fish, Jade Cargill vs. Santana Garrett, plus the main event, which was Matt Hardy vs. Orange Cassidy in a Lumberjack Match.