FRIDAY NIGHT WARS: Rampage and Smackdown tie in demo, AEW wins overrun

Posted on 10/19/121 by Bob Magee

Source: ShowBuzz Daily/F4wonline

Friday night's ratings showdown saw WWE SmackDown and AEW
Rampage tie in the 18-49 demo.

WWE's Supersized episode of SmackDown averaged 866,000
viewers on FS1, down 15.9 percent from the last time the
show aired on that channel in December 2020. The episode,
which was on FS1 due to game one of the MLB American League
Championship Series airing on Fox, was two-and-a-half hours
long. It took place from 8-10:30 p.m. Eastern time.

SmackDown drew a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demo, down 20
percent from the last time it aired on FS1. It finished
third on the cable charts in that category.

Rampage averaged 578,000 viewers on TNT and also drew a 0.24
rating in the 18-49 demo. It ranked fourth on the cable
charts for the night, with SmackDown averaging 314,000
viewers in the demo and Rampage averaging 313,000.

During the 30 minutes where they went head-to-head, Rampage
averaged 328,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo to SmackDown's

As compared to the previous week, Rampage was up 15.1
percent in total viewers and up 41.2 percent in the demo.
The show increasing more with younger viewers than the
overall audience would be expected given that the previous
week's episode went against greater sports competition.

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