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Friday night ratings a mixed bag for Rampage & SmackDown

The final television numbers are in for Sept. 17. It was mixed, but overall positive, bag for both the sports entertainment and pro wrestling shows that aired last Friday.

Over on the broadcast networks, SmackDown ran into a special episode of CBS’ long-running reality competition, Big Brother. That not only meant WWE didn’t win the night for FOX, it also seemed to take some of the wind out of the blue brand’s sails. Its audience of 2.243 million was down about 6% from Sept. 10. The 18 - 49 year old demographic rating also fell to .58, a nearly 11% decline from the week prior.

Among cable originals, AEW Rampage still hasn’t found its floor in terms of total viewership. That number was down again, falling a little more than 4% from last week to 642K. The 10pm ET-airing show’s .28 was a slight increase over its previous rating among 18 - 49 year olds. Like SmackDown did for FOX among the networks, Rampage gave TNT second place on the night on cable. In AEW’s case, they once again finished behind ESPN’s college football coverage.

What’s your analysis of these numbers?

Source: Showbuzz Daily

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