Shane Helms Attempts to Downplay WWE's Interest in the Ratings from Friday Night's Battle with AEW

Posted By James Walsh on 10/19/21

According to a rumor originally reported by WrestleVotes yesterday, the news of AEW Rampage beating WWE SmackDown in the head-to-head key demo rating last Friday was ďa HOT topic right now backstage.Ē WWE Producer Shane Helms later commented on the rumor, and he said he didnít hear a single word on the ratings yesterday at Raw.

Shane Helms wrote on Twitter, ďAs someone who was there, I didnít hear one word spoken about it. Not a single word.Ē You can view his comments below.


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As noted, when SmackDown aired on FS1 on Friday, the show had an extra-half hour at the 10:00 pm hour that aired opposite Rampage. In the key P18-49 demo, Rampage drew 328,000 viewers, while SmackDown drew 285,000 viewers. Fridayís episode of SmackDown drew an average audience for the entire night of 866,000 viewers, and Rampage averaged 578,000.