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Last Week’s WWE Smackdown, AEW Rampage Ratings Adjusted Up Due to Nielsen Error

June 23, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Brock Lesnar WWE Smackdown 6-17-22 Image Credit: WWE

The ratings for last week’s episodes of WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage have been adjusted up due to a Nielsen error. Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics reports that Nielsen re-issued date for last Friday due to an error that undercounted out-of-home viewing. The adjustments resulted in improvements for both Smackdown and Rampage from their previously-released figures.

Smackdown scored a finalized 0.62 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic and 2.389 million viewers, up 8.8% and 4.3% from the originally-released 0.57 demo rating and 2.29 million viewers. The new demo rating is the best for the show since the January 21st episode scored a 0.64, while the audience is the best since the Christmas Day 2020 episode got 3.335 million viewers thanks to having an NFL game as a lead-in. Not counting that, it’s the most-watched episode since the April 3rd, 2020 episode had 2.398 million.

Meanwhile, Rampage also got a boost with a 0.12 demo rating and 369,000 viewers, up 20% and 11.4% from the originally-released 0.10 demo rating and 331,000 viewers. The demo rating still counts as the lowest in the regular timeslot, though there are now pre-empted timeslot episodes that ranked lower. The same applies for the total audience, though even the original number was higher than one early timeslot episode.

With the adjustments, Smackdown is now averaging a 0.523 demo rating and 2.128 million viewers so far in 2022. AEW Rampage is averaging a 0.179 demo rating and 477,000 viewers for the year thus far.