SmackDown Viewership Down, Really Bad Numbers For AEW Rampage

SmackDown Viewership Down, Really Bad Numbers For AEW Rampage

The 7/29 SmackDown episode saw the ratings decrease. The show averaged 2.193 million viewers on FOX, which is down from 2.256 million a week ago, according to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics.

In the all-important 18-49 demographic, the show did a 0.52 rating, down from the 0.62 rating a week ago. This was the go-home show for SummerSlam.

Last week was the highest key demo and total viewership since June 24th. Here’s the breakdown of each demo for the show compared to last week:

Viewers 18-34 – 0.33 – a week ago: 0.39

Viewers 18-49 – 0.52 – a week ago: 0.62

Viewers 25-54 – 0.65 – a week ago: 0.76

Female viewers 18-49 – 5.0 – a week ago: 6.2

Male viewers 18-49 – 7.3 – a week ago: 8.6

Viewers 50+ – 3.4 – a week ago: 3.3

Here is a list of total viewership and the key demo rating that SmackDown has done over the last 4 episodes:

7/8/22: 2,129,000 viewers – 0.47 key demo rating – Money in the Bank fallout

7/15/22: 2,077,000 viewers – 0.47 key demo rating

7/22/22: 2,256,000 viewers – 0.62 key demo rating

7/29/22: 2,193,000 viewers – 0.52 key demo rating – SummerSlam go-home show

As for AEW Rampage, the show drew 375,000 viewers and a 0.11 rating in the 18-49 demographic on TNT in the 10 pm ET time slot. Last week the show did 428,000 viewers and a 0.17 rating.

Last week was the highest key demo rating since April 22nd. This week it was the second-lowest key demo rating for Rampage in its normal time slot in the show’s history and the second-lowest total viewership in the normal time slot. The June 17, 2022 episode did a lower key demo rating. 

Last 4 episodes:

7/8/22: 428,000 viewers – 0.15 key demo rating

7/15/22: 435,000 viewers – 0.14 key demo rating

7/22/22: 428,000 viewers – 0.17 key demo rating

7/29/22: 375,000 viewers – 0.11 key demo rating – second lowest ratings in regular timeslot 


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