Last week’s special Saturday night’s Holiday Bash Rampage episode was able to draw a total of 589,000 viewers, while this past Friday’s New Year’s Smash episode of AEW Rampage was able to draw a total of 453,000 viewers, reports Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
This total is down 23.08% from last week’s special Saturday night’s Holiday Bash AEW Rampage episode, which drew a rating of 0.19 in the 18-49 key demo. Last Friday’s 0.19 rating is down 26.92% from last week’s Rampage episode, which drew a 0.26 rating in the key 18-49 demo. This past Friday night’s 0.19 rating in the key 18-49 demographic represents around 250,000 total viewers that watched Rampage last Friday, which is down 23.57% from last week’s 335,000 total viewers in the 18-49 key demo with a 0.26 rating.
Last Friday night’s New Year’s Smash AEW Rampage from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida featured Darby Allin taking on Anthony Bowens in a one-on-one match, Anna Jay and Tay Conti battling The Bunny and Penelope Ford in a Street Fight, a Technique with Taz segment revealing Hook’s Redrum submission, and AEW TNT Champion Cody Rhodes defending his title against Ethan Page, which was the main event.
This past Friday night’s episode of AEW Rampage ranked #21 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 key demo, which is up from last week’s #25 ranking. This past Friday night’s Rampage ranked #63 in viewership for the night on cable, which is down from last week’s #57 ranking.
Last Friday’s New Year’s Smash episode of AEW Rampage drew the second-lowest audience in show history and the fifth-lowest key demo rating for the show. In 2021, AEW’s Rampage was able to draw a total of 12.813 million viewers over 21 episodes, which is an average of about 610,150 viewers per episode and Rampage averaged a rating of 0.25 in the key 18-49 demo.
You can check out the tweets below:
On New Years Eve, AEW Rampage (TNT) was watched by 453,000 viewers and did a 0.19 P18-49 rating. Ranked #21 on Showbuzz's list.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) January 4, 2022
Smackdown's "best of" episode preempted to FS1 due to New Years Eve programming on Fox, was watched by 378,000 and did a 0.08 P18-49 rating, #58.
Unsurprisingly, TV viewing was up dramatically on New Years Eve compared to other recent Fridays.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) January 4, 2022
College football and special programming on broadcast dominated.
? Full report with data across demos for Rampage and Smackdown: https://t.co/kyQZ5psgvO pic.twitter.com/w9GYOFw6kg
Quarter-hours for AEW Rampage on TNT last Friday.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) January 5, 2022
? Breakdown across more demos here: https://t.co/1SscdBCpr8 pic.twitter.com/uomfmFpCmQ