AEW Rampage and WWE SmackDown ran head-to-head for thirty minutes on Friday, and the numbers are in. Still, Tony Khan can’t wait to see what the half hour numbers look like when they finally come in.

Click here for our complete coverage of AEW Rampage from last week.

AEW Rampage and WWE SmackDown both tied in the 18 to 49 demographic. Each show earned a .24 rating and that is pretty remarkable. TK tweeted out to pump up AEW fans and say that he couldn’t wait to see what the two shows did against each other when comparing half-hour increments.

Let’s go @AEW fans! I’m excited to see head-to-head half hour numbers from last Friday, soon we’ll know. Most of all, I’m looking forward to another great weekend of wrestling this weekend! See you for #AEWRampage Friday + #AEWDynamite one more Saturday before back to Wednesdays!


We’ll have to see how his new Friday Night War pans out. AEW is obviously at a disadvantage, because that later start time will automatically draw fewer viewers. Only time will tell where things go from here as even mainstream outlets are now crowing about how WWE finally has some competition.

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