The large professional wrestling weekend main into Labor Day proved to be helpful for each “WWE SmackDown” and “AEW Rampage.” Wrestlenomics shared the viewership info for final Friday and the September 3 episode of “SmackDown” had 2,077,000 viewers main into Saturday’s Conflict on the Citadel occasion, up 4 % from the week earlier than.
The important thing demographic noticed a fair marginal uptick because the 18-49 viewers tuned in with a median of 639,000 viewers, totaling a 0.49 P18-49 score, a two % improve from the week earlier.
“Rampage” noticed a a lot larger share increase heading into All Out as this system had 485,000 common viewers, 13 % greater than final week. The important thing demographic was the episode’s huge winner. 209,000 common viewers aged 18-49 tuned in, a 44 % increase from the Friday earlier than, giving it a 0.16 P18-49 score.
Wanting on the rankings, “SmackDown” was as soon as once more the massive winner because it got here in second for broadcast primetime in the important thing demographic, solely behind the protection of the U.S. Open tennis event on ESPN which had a dominant 0.92 P18-49 score with 4.6 million viewers. “Rampage” got here in eleventh in cable originals and twenty second in broadcast primetime general.
The go-home “Rampage” was live in Chicago as Ricky Starks wrestled in the primary occasion in opposition to QT Marshall. The finals for the AEW Trios Match have been additionally decided as “Hangman” Adam Web page and Darkish Order’s Alex Reynolds and John Silver defeated Orange Cassidy and Finest Mates (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta) to advance to All Out. “SmackDown” featured the in-ring return of Karrion Kross as he defeated Drew Gulak and ended with Drew McIntyre ruining Roman Reigns’ celebration of two years as a world champion in WWE.