Last week’s AEW Rampage was able to draw a total of 518,000 viewers, while this past Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage was able to draw a total of 464,000 viewers, reports Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
This total is down 10.42% from last week’s episode of AEW Rampage, which drew a rating of 0.14 in the 18-49 key demo. This past Friday night’s 0.14 rating is down 26.31% from last week’s Rampage episode, which drew a rating of 0.19 in the key 18-49 demo. This past Friday night’s rating of 0.14 in the key 18-49 demographic represents around 179,000 total viewers that watched AEW Rampage last Friday night, which is down 27.82% from this past week’s 248,000 total viewers in the 18-49 key demo, with a rating of 0.19.
Last Friday night’s taped AEW Rampage episode from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania featured AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill, Red Velvet and Kiera Hogan going up against Trish Adora, Skye Blue and Willow Nightingale in Women’s Division Trios action, Darby Allin facing Swerve Strickland in an Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Qualifying Match, Keith Lee taking on Colten Gunn in Singles action, a face-to-face confrontation between Hook and Danhausen and Samoa Joe defending his ROH World Television Title against Trent Beretta, which was the main event.
Last Friday’s episode of Rampage ranked #25 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with a rating of 0.14 in the 18-49 key demo, which is down from last week’s #14 ranking. Last Friday night’s episode of AEW Rampage ranked #70 in viewership for the night on cable, which is down from last week’s #67 ranking.
Last Friday night’s AEW Rampage episode drew the lowest key demo rating in the history of AEW Rampage for a normal timeslot of 10PM ET, which tied with the March 25th episode as well as the second-lowest key demo rating for all timeslots. The episode also drew the fourth-lowest audience in the history of AEW Rampage so far for all timeslots. The NBA game between the Grizzlies and the Timberwolves on ESPN topped the night on the Cable Top 150, with a 1.20 rating in the 18-49 key demographic and drew 3.474 million viewers.
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WWE Smackdown last week Friday on Fox:— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 2, 2022
P18-49: 0.38 (490k)
AEW Rampage last week Friday on TNT:
P18-49: 0.14 (179k)
Against NBA playoffs & NFL draft, lowest P18-49 ever for both in normal timeslot.
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Smackdown ranked #9 among broadcast primetime and cable originals, according to Showbuzz. Rampage ranked #32 by that measure and #25 among cable originals only. pic.twitter.com/KppTF2UrkJ— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 2, 2022
P2+ for Smackdown was actually slightly up from last week. With the exception of FS1 preemptions, this is the lowest P18-49 I have on record for Smackdown.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 2, 2022
The only Rampage lower in P18-49 was when the show was pushed back to 11:48 pm on March 18 for college basketball.
Here are Smackdown and Rampage quarter-hours early, to give an idea of what subscribers are sent.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 2, 2022
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