WWE SmackDown ratings up despite AEW competition

Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown averaged 2.206 million viewers on Fox, up 0.5 percent from the previous week. It's the highest audience total for the show since October 20.

SmackDown drew a 0.62 rating in the 18-49 demo, up 8.8 percent from last week. That ties the best rating SmackDown has done in 18-49 since October 6. It nearly doubled the next closest competition on network television on the night.

SmackDown went head-to-head with AEW Collision on Friday night. Collision, which moved nights due to AEW's Full Gear pay-per-view, averaged 270,000 viewers on TNT and drew a 0.08 rating in the 18-49 demo.

As compared to the same week in 2022, SmackDown's overall viewership was down 1.2 percent but its 18-49 demo rating was up 10.7 percent.

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Listed below are the last 11 weeks of overall viewership and 18-49 demo ratings for SmackDown, as well as the 10-week averages in both categories. This week's show was down 3.8 percent in overall viewers but up 1.6 percent in 18-49 as compared to the recent averages.