TV ratings: WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage, June 9

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WWE Smackdown, Friday on Fox, was watched by 2,278,000 viewers on average, including about 783,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.60 P18-49 rating. AEW Rampage on TNT at 10 pm, was watched by 291,000 viewers on average, including about 130,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.10 P18-49 rating. Smackdown ranked #3 on television overall on the day in P18-49. Rampage ranked #27 in P18-49 among cable originals for the day, according to Showbuzz Daily. Including broadcast primetime, it ranked #41. This was Rampage’s lowest total viewership ever in its normal Friday 10 pm time slot and second-lowest for P18-49. Only the December 2 episode had lower P18-49 viewership, with a 0.08 rating. Compared to last week, Smackdown was down 11% in total viewership. Among viewers 18 to 49, viewership was down 18% from last week’s 955,000. Compared to last week, Rampage was down 18% in total viewership. Among viewers 18 to 49, viewership was down 13% from last week’s 150,000. NBA Finals on ABC (3.23) ranked #1 for Friday and averaged 10.4 million viewers. Viewer counts in thousands, calculated from national ratings, for this week’s episode with difference versus the median of the last 28 days in parentheses: Smackdown: P2+: 2278 (+6%) P18-49: 783 (+10%) P18-34: 309 (+31%) P35-49: 474 (+0%) P25-54: 973 (+10%) Non-P18-49: 1495 (+2%) Rampage: P2+: 291 (-10%) P18-49: 130 (+1%) M18-49: 71 (-21%) F18-49: 52 (+44%) P18-34: 28 (-26%) P35-49: 102 (+19%) Non-P18-49: 161 (-20%) F12-34: 14 (+22%) M12-34: 14 (-51%) P25-54: 158 (-4%) P50+: 152 (-21%) Most-viewed YouTube videos from Smackdown, as of 4pm today: Jimmy Uso costs Jey Uso the United States Title: 934,057 Jey Uso’s whirlwind of a night: 729,198 Recap of Reigns’ and The Bloodline’s dramatic Friday Night SmackDown: 493,583 Jey Uso will only return to The Bloodline if Paul Heyman leaves: 470,686 Flair interrupts Asuka’s WWE Women’s Championship Presentation: 460,494 Paul Heyman entices Jey Uso with a U.S. Title chance: 378,834 Sami Zayn tells Jey Uso there is life after The Bloodline: 345,798 Rousey & Baszler challenge Fyre & Dawn to unify the tag titles: 316,665 Everyone wants to fight the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: 282,070 Who qualified for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match?: 241,141 Most-viewed YouTube videos from Rampage, as of 4pm today: EXCLUSIVE: Hardy Dance Off!: 142,030 Mark Briscoe Issues A Challenge To The Jarretts, Lethal, Dutt & Singh: 138,913 Can the Lucha Brothers & Bandido defeat Big Bill, Lee Moriarty, and Ethan Page?: 128,508 Who earned a Women’s World Championship Match against Toni Storm?: 125,271 Powerhouse Hobbs dominates!: 56,459 Can The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass Get Back on the Winning Track?: 54,413 EXCLUSIVE: Big Bill, Lee Moriarty, & Ethan Page vs. Lucha Bros & Bandido entrances: 25,952 This ratings report was written with the assistance of automated programs created by me, then manually edited. Subscribers have exclusive access to the Wrestlenomics Viewership Spreadsheet. Brandon Thurston

Brandon Thurston has written about wrestling business since 2015. He’s also worked as an independent wrestler and trainer.

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