Nielsen Announces Viewership Error For 6/17, Updated Smackdown And Rampage Viewership Revealed

Updated viewership for last Friday's Smackdown and Rampage has been revealed.

Brandon Thurston announced on Twitter that Nielsen undercounted out of home viewing on Friday, June 17. This day featured the airing of both WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage. Originally, it was reported that WWE Smackdown drew 2,290,000 viewers and a demo rating of 0.57. Meanwhile, it was also reported that AEW Rampage drew a historically low 331,000 viewers and a demo rating of 0.10.

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The new viewership numbers are good news for both shows, as it is now reported that Smackdown drew 2, 389,000 viewers and a demo rating of 0.62. This is the highest viewership Smackdown has drawn since Dec 25, 2020 when the show had an NFL lead-in.

Meanwhile, AEW Rampage is now reporting a viewership of 369,000 viewers and a demo rating of 0.12. The viewership number is still a record low (excluding preemptions), but the demo number rises to become the second lowest in show history.

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