Alfred Konuwa of Wrestling Inc. and Forbes reports that last Friday’s AEW Rampage episode was able to draw a total of 483,000 viewers in the fast nationals ratings as well as 222,000 viewers in the 18-49 key demo. The fast nationals ratings is even from last week’s AEW Rampage, which also drew a total of 483,000 viewers, while the 18-49 key demo viewership is down 2.6% from last week’s AEW Rampage, which drew a total of 228,000 viewers.
This past Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage featured AEW World Tag Team Champions Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) defending their titles against FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood), Fuego Del Sol facing a debuting Hook in a Singles Matchup, Nyla Rose, The Bunny and Penelope Ford taking on Ruby Soho, Tay Conti and Anna Jay in a Women’s Division Trios Match and Adam Cole facing Wheeler Yuta in Singles action, which was the main event.
The final viewership number is usually around 3-7% higher than that of the fast nationals ratings, so the viewership number should be in the 497,000 – 516,000 range. Last week’s episode of Rampage drew a total of 499,000 viewers, with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 key demo and if the final viewership number follows the trend, then it means that this past Friday’s AEW Rampage viewership numbers will increase from last week’s episode.
WWE SmackDown, on the other hand, was able to draw a total of 2.172 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 key demo. According to Alfred Konuwa, the 0.5 rating represented around 629,000 viewers. WWE SmackDown beat AEW Rampage by a whooping 183% in the 18-49 key demo and by 350% in total viewers, although it should be noted that FOX reaches more households than TNT and SmackDown airs during prime time. Final numbers for AEW Rampage and WWE SmackDown will be available later on today.
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?FAST NATIONALS Ratings*#SmackDown jumps, #AEWRampage stays under 500K— Alfred Konuwa (@ThisIsNasty) December 11, 2021
P2+: 2.172M – Up 11%
18-49: 629K – Up 2%
P2+: 483K – Down 3%
18-49: 222K – Down 8%
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