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Friday ratings: WWE SmackDown, AEW Rampage up in viewers

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Source: Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics

Friday night's edition of WWE SmackDown averaged 2.142 million viewers on Fox, up 5.5 percent from the previous week. It's the second-highest audience for the show since the start of November.

In the 18-49 demo, SmackDown drew a 0.50 rating, down two percent from the previous week. It's SmackDown's lowest rating in the demo since the show returned to live touring in July.

As compared to the same week in 2020, SmackDown was down 2.9 percent in overall viewers but down 16.7 percent in the key demo.

AEW Rampage averaged 503,000 viewers on TNT on Friday night, up 0.8 percent from the previous week. It's the second straight week of audience growth for Rampage, but it's still the fourth-lowest viewership in the history of the show.

Rampage drew the same 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demo that it had the previous two weeks. That's tied for the second-lowest demo number in the history of the show, ahead of the 0.17 rating Rampage did on October 8.

As compared to its 10-week averages prior to this week, SmackDown was essentially even (down 0.2 percent) in terms of viewers but down 12 percent in 18-49. Rampage was down 5.8 percent in overall viewers and down 14.3 percent in 18-49 from its 10-week averages.