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SmackDown's rating rises against Collision

WWE and AEW went head-to head on Fri., Nov. 17, but neither company made a big deal out of it. Probably because they knew there was no ratings battle this time with SmackDown on FOX & averaging more than 2 million viewers and Collision on TNT & lately hovering around an audience of 400,000.

According to Wrestlenomics, they were right. SmackDown had a total audience of 2,206,000 with a .62 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic. Both numbers are up from the previous week, the demo rating considerably so.

Collision had 270,000 viewers and did a .08 in 18-49. Both are down... not surprising seeing as it was moving nights, and the impact going head-to-head with WWE has historically had on the show.

After SmackDown went off the air, Rampage came on TNT and did better than Collision. In its normal timeslot, that show had 280,000 viewers and did a .09 in the demo. That’s the good news. The bad news is both AEW shows had their smallest audiences ever. The ratings weren’t the worst ever, but were among Collision and Rampage’s lowest ever.

This week, SmackDown’s Survivor Series go home episode will be on FS1 while FOX has Black Friday college football. Collision will be back in its usual spot on Saturday.

Here’s a rundown of the past year’s worth of SmackDown’s numbers:

* Aired on FS1

And below here’s a look at each Collision’s viewership and demo rating over the course of its history:

For complete results and this week’s SmackDown live blog click here. To read a recap & review of the night’s events click here. For video highlights of the show click here.

And for Collision & (Rampage), check out our live blog here and our recap & review here.

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