The viewership for both Friday Night SmackDown and AEW rampage from October 29th has been revealed. On average, SmackDown drew 1.032 million viewers, while Rampage drew 623,000 viewers. The numbers have been obtained by Brandon Thurston from Wrestlenomics:
SmackDown has seen a drop compared to the previous week. More than half the viewers were lost compared to the October 22nd episode, which had a rating of 2.249 million viewers. However, SmackDown aired on FS1, as opposed to the usual Fox channel, and this has been the highest rating of the blue brand throughout the history of FS1 shows. By contrast, Rampage aired in its usual channel and timeslot. Compared to October 22nd, the audience change was approximately a 16.9% increase.
The trends are also similar in regards to the key demographics. WWE has seen a drop from 0.58 to 0.29 in 18-49 year old viewers. All Elite Wrestling’s newest show saw an increase from 0.22 to 0.25. Show Buzz Daily reports that SmackDown aired 3rd for key demographic viewing, while Rampage ranked 4th.
Rampage saw the continuation of the World Title Eliminator Tournament, with Bryan Danielson advancing to the finals by defeating Eddie Kingston. One of the biggest talking points from SmackDown was that on top of the suspension, Brock Lesnar has also been fined $1 million.
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