SmackDown vs. Rampage Ratings: WWE Wins in Total Viewers, AEW Wins in Key Demo Head to Head

Here are the viewer and ratings numbers for the “Friday night war” between WWE SmackDown and AEW Rampage, where SmackDown went head to head with Rampage from 10-10:30 ET this past Friday, October 15.

Overall Viewers

WWE SmackDown: 866,000 overall viewers from 8-10:30PM on FS1

AEW Rampage: 578,000 overall viewers from 10-11PM on TNT

18-49 Demo Rating

WWE SmackDown: 0.24 18-49 rating (314,000 viewers) from 8-10:30PM on FS1 (#3 for the night on cable)

AEW Rampage: 0.24 18-49 rating (313,000 viewers) from 10-11PM on TNT (#4 for the night on cable)

Head to Head (10-10:30)

WWE SmackDown: 878,000 viewers / 293,000 18-49 viewers

AEW Rampage: 602,000 viewers / 328,000 18-49 viewers

So… SmackDown won in overall viewers, but the shows virtually tied in the key 18-49 demographic, which is one of the most important metrics looked at by advertisers.

Head to head (10-10:30), SmackDown again won in overall viewers, but Rampage beat SmackDown in the key 18-49 demo.

From 10:00 – 10:15, Rampage won 363,000 to 277,000 in the 18-49 demo. That was a CM Punk vs. Daniel Garcia match beating a Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks match.

From 10:15 – 10:30, the shows were tied 293,000 to 293,000 in the 18-49 demo, meaning that a Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar segment tied a Ruby Soho vs. The Bunny match.

Rampage also had six minutes of commercials from 10:15 – 10:30, while SmackDown was commercial-free from 10:00 – 10:30 while going head to head with Rampage.

More Friday ratings: Showbuzz Daily

Tony Khan Comments

Tony Khan, who talked about wanting to beat SmackDown head to head last week, celebrated Rampage topping WWE’s “A-show” in the key demo head to head.