TV Ratings: Friday Night SmackDown and AEW Rampage

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Airing against the NBA Finals, Friday Night SmackDown fell to its lowest audience of the year while AEW Rampage grew its figures.

The June 14 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, airing on a several-hour tape delay from Glasgow, averaged 1,959,000 viewers and 686,000 (0.52) in the 18-49 demographic on Fox, per Programming Insider and Wrestlenomics.

SmackDown dropped 11 percent in overall viewership and decreased by 15 percent among the core demo. These numbers were the program’s lowest since a ‘Best of’ show on December 29, 2023. Excluding that episode, it was SmackDown’s lowest 18-49 audience on Fox since May 26, 2023, and lowest overall audience since August 26, 2022.

Wrestlenomics reported that the show averaged 212,000 (0.30) among adults 18-34.

In Canada, the show averaged 205,800 viewers and 66,100 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360. It ranked seventh among sports programming, which was led by the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians, a CFL football game, and a Euro 2024 preliminary soccer game.

AEW Rampage averaged 334,000 viewers and 158,000 (0.12) in the 18-49 demographic on TNT this past Friday, according to Wrestlenomics.

It was a 30 percent increase in overall viewership and a 33 percent uptick in the demo from the previous week in its regular Friday slot.

The show included PAC vs. Jay Lethal in the main event and opened with “Timeless” Toni Storm vs. Alex Windsor.

Both SmackDown and Rampage aired against Game 4 of the Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks, which averaged 9,618,000 viewers on ABC.

SmackDown outranked everything in the demo besides the NBA programming on Friday.

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