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Ratings notes: WWE SmackDown, AEW Dynamite


- SmackDown drew 1.883 million viewers on Fox for the June 4 episode of the show, down 2.3 percent from the previous week. 

The show drew a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is the same number it had done the previous two weeks in that category. 

Year-over-year, SmackDown was down 5.1 percent in overall viewership from the same week in 2020 but had the same number in 18-49. 

- AEW Dynamite, which aired on TNT right after SmackDown ended, averaged 462,000 viewers. That's down 12.2 percent from the previous week's show that aired in the same Friday time slot. 

It was the record low viewership for Dynamite for the second week in a row. 

In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite also set a series low with a 0.19 rating, down five percent from last week. 

Year-over-year comparisons aren't really fair given that they are being compared to a time when Dynamite ran in prime time on their regular night, but the show was down 36.7 percent in viewership and 34.5 percent in the demo. Dynamite also ran head-to-head with NXT at that time.

During the NBA playoffs, Dynamite has been airing outside of its normal day and time slot due to scheduling conflicts.

- The June 1 episode of NXT on the USA Network averaged 668,000 viewers, down 4.3 percent from last week. That's down 6.6 percent from the same week last year when the show ran head-to-head with Dynamite. The 18-49 number is not currently available.