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Ratings notes: AEW Dynamite, WWE SmackDown

Source: Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics

- Friday night's AEW Dynamite averaged 487,000 viewers on TNT. That's up 5.4 percent from the previous week. It's the second lowest viewership in the history of the show, trailing only the previous week. 

Dynamite drew the same 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demo as the previous week, although the total number of viewers was down slightly (250,000 down to 244,000). Both weeks rounded to the same rating number. The two weeks are tied for the lowest 18-49 demo number in show history.

Year-over-year, Dynamite was down 28.1 percent in overall viewers and down 17.4 percent in 18-49. That is comparing to when Dynamite was airing in its regular Wednesday night time slot but also had NXT as head-to-head competition.

Here's a look at the last 11 weeks of Dynamite ratings, along with the 10-week average. Bear in mind that the show aired at 10 p.m. on Friday the past three weeks due to scheduling conflicts with the NBA playoffs:

WWE SmackDown on the same night averaged 1.944 million viewers. That's up 3.2 percent from the previous week and is the best number for the show since May 12. It's the fifth straight week that SmackDown has fallen below two million viewers. 

SmackDown drew a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demo, down four percent from the previous week. It's the second lowest number SmackDown has done in that category in 2021 and the third lowest number the show has done on Fox since moving to the channel in 2019. 

Year-over-year, SmackDown was down 5.9 percent in overall viewership and down four percent in the 18-49 demo. 

Here's a look at the last 11 weeks of SmackDown ratings, along with the 10-week average prior to this week: