— Friday’s WWE Smackdown rose in viewership, drawing an audience of 2.206 million and a 0.62 rating in people 18-49. Both numbers are not only improvements from last week but the viewership figure is the best since October 20 and the rating is a five-week high.
— The rise in audience came despite the episode going head-to-head against AEW Collision, which moved to a special Friday night showing due to the company’s Full Gear PPV airing on Saturday evening. The show paid a heavy price for the move, slipping all the way to only 270,000 viewers – the lowest audience in the history of the show. In the key 18-49 demo, Collision drew a 0.08 score, tying a series low that was only set two months ago. The six least watched episodes of Collision have all come either going head-to-head against WWE shows or airing the same day as a WWE PLE.
— AEW Rampage, which aired in its usual time slot after Collision, outdrew that show averaging 280,000 viewers. However, that figure is also an all-time series low. In people 18-49, Rampage generated a 0.09 rating, tying it for the second lowest ever. The only episode that scored a worse rating was back in May when Rampage moved to a Saturday showing.