The head-to-head numbers for 10 pm to 10:30 pm are in for WWE SmackDown vs. AEW Rampage.
PWTorch reports that AEW Rampage beat WWE Friday Night SmackDown in the coveted 18-49 demo in the 30 minutes that they were directly competing with each other.
The first 30 minutes of Rampage that went up against SmackDown had CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal and Ruby Soho vs. The Bunny while SmackDown had Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch and the contract signing between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
The entire last half hour of SmackDown was commercial free and the Punk vs. Sydal match had no commercials but there was a commercial break immediately after the match was over.
As noted earlier, the overall SmackDown viewership was primarily boosted by viewers over 50 years old. Click here for more demo numbers.
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