Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily reports that last Saturday night’s AEW Battle Of The Belts II special was able to draw a total of 527,000 viewers, with a 0.18 rating in the key 18-49 demo. This is down 25.14% from the first-ever AEW Battle of The Belts special on Saturday, January 8, which drew a total of 704,000 viewers.
Last Saturday’s 0.18 rating is down 33.33% from the first-ever AEW Battle Of The Belts special, which drew a 0.27 rating in the key 18-49 demo. Last Saturday’s rating of 0.18 in the key 18-49 demographic represents around 240,000 total viewers that watched AEW Battle Of The Belts II, which is down 32.39% from the first-ever AEW Battle Of The Belts special that drew a total of 355,000 viewers in the 18-49 key demo, with a 0.27 rating.
Last Saturday’s taped AEW Battle Of The Belts II special inside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas featured AEW TNT Champion Scorpio Sky defending the AEW TNT Championship against Sammy Guevara, ROH World Champion “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham defending the ROH World Title against Dalton Castle and AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa defending her AEW Women’s World Championship against Nyla Rose, which was the main event.
This past Saturday’s AEW Battle Of The Belts II special ranked #10 for the night on the Cable Top 150 with a rating of 0.18 in the 18-49 key demo, which is up from the first-ever AEW Battle Of The Belts’ #11 ranking. This past Saturday’s AEW Battle Of The Belts II special ranked #54 in viewership for the night on cable, which is down from the first-ever AEW Battle Of The Belts’ #39 ranking.
To compare, this past Friday’s live AEW Rampage on TNT in the special timeslot of 7PM ET drew 482,000 viewers, with a rating of 0.22, while last Wednesday night’s live episode of AEW Dynamite on TBS drew 977,000 viewers, with a 0.37 rating. The last time an episode of AEW Dynamite aired on a Saturday was on October 23 and that show drew 575,000 viewers, with a 0.22 rating. The last time an episode of AEW Rampage aired on a Saturday was the taped Christmas Holiday Bash special on December 25th, which drew 589,000 viewers, with a 0.26 rating.
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AEW Battle of the Belts, Saturday on TNT:— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 19, 2022
P18-49: 0.18 (240,000) #10 vs. cable originals for Sat
NBA playoffs dominated Saturday.
First BOTB on January 8 averaged 704,000 viewers and a 0.27 P18-49 rating.
? More demos & analysis: https://t.co/1SscdBCpr8