WWE Vs. AEW Ratings: SmackDown Beats Rampage By 31% Per Overnight Data

Brock Lesnar was seen on a supersized SmackDown Credit: WWE.com
Friday Night SmackDown won the first ever Friday Night Wars. According to fast nationals, Friday night SmackDown had a viewership average of 793,000 and AEW Rampage had 549,000. SmackDown's viewership fell 63%. However, the show was still available on FS1 because of preemption from the MLB playoffs. FS1 is now available in 10 million fewer homes that TNT. TNTs Rampage's seven-week streak with record-low viewership was ended by its live broadcast from Miami, which saw a 9% increase in viewers.

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Friday Night SmackDown Total Viewership - FS1793,000

AEW Rampage Rating for 18-49 Demo549,000

Both shows were full of drama with tensions between them. The WWE fought back against a struggling Rampage show, going head-tohead against the first half hour. SmackDown, a 2.5-hour Smackdown on FS1, featured top stars Brock Lesnar and Sasha Banks as well as Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns, and Becky Lynch. AEW countered with a half-hour opener featuring CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal. The main event of AEW Rampages was a six-man tag match between The Inner Circle and Junior Dos Santos.

Roman Reigns fired shots at AEWs CM Punk, in addition to a host of quotes from Tony Khan, AEW President, about everything, from competitive spirit to WWEs internal thoughts to him about his bank account to his bank account. In a Combative-by-Design interview with Complex (h/t Wrestling Inc), the Universal champion said he felt that Punk had lost a step.

Reigns said about Punk that it does not do anything personal for her.

It won't elevate me. He is older now. I haven't seen the entire match. I have seen clips. To me, it seems like a step or two was lost. He also got his whooped at the UFC.

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I don't think anyone believes that someone 200 lbs soaking wet with no explosive bones in their bodies could ever do anything to them. I am 63 years old and 265 pounds. I consider myself a legitimate athlete, who can lift some weight and has played at the highest level of gridiron. D1. All ACC. Reigns said that he would have kept in the NFL even if he had not been diagnosed with health problems at 22. When it comes down to the matter, I'll throw him and the rest of the roster out the club without any problems. These are just their little brothers, you see?