Welcome back to the first edition in a while of the weekend wrestling ratings with WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage. Both shows were on their normal days and stations.
This week’s edition of WWE Smackdown was viewed by 2,265,000 million people and did .58 in the 18-49 demo.
WWE Smackdown, Friday on Fox (8-10pm):
P18-49 rating: 0.58
#3 in P18-49 among broadcast primetime and cable originals
AEW Rampage on TNT (9:42-10:42pm):
P18-49 rating: 0.21
#7 cable original in P18-49
📊 https://t.co/qDSSxyAPtr pic.twitter.com/qnqPiaQKwS
— Wrestlenomics (@wrestlenomics) April 17, 2023
The demo tops the broadcast television charts, but the number was also down from last week. In addition, the viewership number dipped slightly by 200,000 viewers. These are not too shabby considering the NBA playoffs were on cable. But WWE Smackdown continues to do well despite what those in the business think and how FOX feels.
Nobody expects wrestling ratings to be what they were during the height of the Attitude Era and the Monday Night Wars between Raw and Nitro. Smackdown is rating well consistently well over 2 million viewers every Friday night. Let’s see if that continues with the Stanley Cup Playoffs starting in the NHL, while the NBA playoffs continue.
Overall Smackdown only trailed the NBA on the night for both broadcast and cable television. That’s really good.
WWE: Cody Rhodes Returns To WWE At Wrestlemania
Wrestling: Wrestling Roundup: WWE Draft Announced and a Possible CM Punk Return
AEW: Wrestling Roundup: Jay White Signs in AEW, Tony Khan’s Huge Announcement
NFL: PfgVIBE’s 2021 NFL Predictions: Team and Individual Picks
NHL: NHL Power Rankings: Maple Leafs Atop At The Quarter Mark
PODCAST: Crossbody of Work Episode 101: John Cena Part One
On the other side of things, AEW Rampage did its best numbers in a really long time. AEW Rampage was viewed by 639,000 viewers and did a .21 in the 18-49 demo. Depending on the week, fans normally do not know what time Rampage is on during a hectic playoff schedule with NBA and NHL. However, this week, thanks to a strong lead-in from the NBA, Rampage had its best numbers in several months maybe even over a year.
Rampage had a strong lead-in from the Heat-Bulls play-in game immediately before.
Smackdown was only behind the NBA games on TNT and ESPN.
📋 Full report: https://t.co/cW4nvFvftX pic.twitter.com/iy9ft6kP2h
— Wrestlenomics (@wrestlenomics) April 17, 2023
The demo is the best since April 2022, when the NBA was a lead-in for Rampage, while the viewership number is the best since January 2023. The show finished seventh on cable according to Showbuzzdaily.com.
Let’s see if the numbers continue to hold steady instead of constant fluctuation in the numbers. This week Rampage is on a Saturday. It just might be a good idea to continue to follow the NBA.
AEW Double or Nothing and WWE Night of Champions Review and CM Punk Returnby Full Press Coverage on June 7, 2023 at 9:57 pm
Jim is back once again joined by Teddy Repantis as they review AEW Double […]
AEW Double or Nothing and Night of Champions Previewby Full Press Coverage on May 26, 2023 at 9:59 pm
Jim is back once again joined by Teddy Repantis as they preview Double or […]
What's Next For CM Punk and AEW, The Bloodline, and the Countdown to Double or Nothingby Full Press Coverage on May 23, 2023 at 1:27 pm
Jim is back once again joined by Teddy Repantis as they discuss the launch […]
WWE Creates New Title and Brings Back The Draft So What's Nextby Full Press Coverage on May 2, 2023 at 3:03 pm
Jim is back once again joined by Teddy Repantis as they discuss the […]
FPH Daily: Stanley Cup Final Talk, Cole Caufield Extensionby Full Press Coverage on June 6, 2023 at 5:20 pm
Jim Biringer is back for another Full Press Hockey Daily breaking down the […]
FPH Daily: Stanley Cup Final Preview; History At IIHF Worldsby Full Press Coverage on June 1, 2023 at 2:48 pm
Jim is back with a Stanley Cup Preview between the Vegas Golden Knights […]
FPH Daily: Devils To Host Stadium Series, Changes In Toronto and Calgaryby Full Press Coverage on May 23, 2023 at 7:07 pm
Jim is back with another Full Press Hockey Daily as the Devils Return to […]
FPH Daily: Kyle Dubas OUT in Toronto; Panthers/Canes OT Thrillerby Full Press Coverage on May 19, 2023 at 7:11 pm
Jim is back with news of Kyle Dubas not returning in Toronto and what is […]
6/8 - Nuggets Dominate; PGA/LIV Mergeby Full Press Coverage on June 8, 2023 at 12:38 pm
Ian and John discuss the Nuggets Game 2 win over the Heat and the recent […]
6/6 - Golden Knights Cruise; NBA Final Heads To Miamiby Full Press Coverage on June 6, 2023 at 2:36 pm
Ian and John discuss the Golden Knights dominating win and look ahead to […]
6/5 - Heat Take Game 2; Golden Knights; Aaron Rodgers/Jordan Loveby Full Press Coverage on June 5, 2023 at 2:28 pm
Ian and John discuss the Heat's win over the Nuggets, the Golden Knights […]
6/2 - Nuggets Take Game 1, Barry Bonds, Stanley Cup Chat w/ Jim Biringerby Full Press Coverage on June 2, 2023 at 2:03 pm
Ian and John discuss the Nuggets Game 1 win over the Heat, the upcoming […]
Leave a Reply