Friday Night Ratings: WWE Smackdown & AEW Rampage Viewership Both Down

-- Friday's episode of Smackdown, which featured the homecoming of Bianca Belair, was down in viewership - tallying 2.243 million down from last week's 2.383 million which was the company's return to MSG for Super Smackdown. In the 18-49 demo, Smackdown was also down, slipping to a 0.58 rating compared to 0.65 the week prior but it should be noted that all the other broadcast stations are now back to first-run programming rather than re-runs that aired over summer.

-- AEW Rampage's audience also dipped as it fell to 642,000 viewers - the fourth straight week of declines since the CM Punk debut episode that eclipsed one million. In the 18-49 demo, Rampage was up marginally to a 0.28 rating (last week was 0.27) and placed #2 on the night on the cable charts.