Last week’s AEW Rampage was able to draw a total of 292,000 viewers, while this past Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage was able to draw a total of 340,000 viewers, reports Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
This total is up 16% from last week’s AEW Rampage, which drew a rating of 0.12 in the 18-49 key demo. Last Friday night’s 0.12 rating is up 9% from last week’s AEW Rampage episode, which drew a rating of 0.11 in the key 18-49 demo. This past Friday’s rating of 0.12 in the key 18-49 demo represents around 157,000 total viewers that watched this past Friday night’s episode of AEW Rampage, which is up 9.79% from this past week’s 143,000 total viewers in the 18-49 key demo, with a rating of 0.11.
Last Friday’s taped AEW Rampage episode inside the UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Long Island, New York featured Death Triangle (Penta Oscuro, Rey Fenix and PAC) battling A.F.O. (The Butcher, The Blade and Marq Quen) in Trios action, Shawn Spears taking on Bear Boulder in Singles action, Ruby Soho going up against Riho in an Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Quarterfinal Match and Scorpio Sky putting his AEW TNT Championship on the line against Frankie Kazarian, which was the main event.
Last Friday’s episode of Rampage ranked #30 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with a rating of 0.12 in the 18-49 key demo, which is up from last week’s #49 ranking. Last Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage ranked #87 in viewership for the night on cable, which is up from last week’s #100 ranking.
This past Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage drew the second-lowest audience and key demo rating in show history, but this was the earliest timeslot of the show so far. The NBA game between the Warriors and the Grizzlies on ESPN topped the night on the Cable Top 150, with a 2.09 rating in the 18-49 key demo and drew 6.282 million viewers.
You can check out the tweets below:
Smackdown ranked #6 in P18-49 among cable originals and broadcast, according to Showbuzz. Rampaged ranked #30 among cable originals and #38 including broadcast.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 16, 2022
This was Smackdown's lowest total viewership since July 2, 2021. But only the lowest demo since two weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/CsdLS390bB
Charts had been drawing errant lines for Dynamite appearing to move toward a high data point in early June 2021. Something was wrong with how I was applying line smoothing. Correct charts (w/o smoothing) here: pic.twitter.com/JXUqmPpWHw— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 16, 2022
Most-watched Rampage videos from Friday, as of this hour. pic.twitter.com/B8Jew8C8Ym— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 16, 2022
Shark Tank (ABC) and Smackdown (Fox) are basically tied for #1 on Fridays in P18-49 YTD, though Smackdown airs first-run year-round.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 16, 2022
Rampage ends up #18 in this analysis.
Data from Showbuzz Daily. Based on matching telecasts with the same first 32 characters: pic.twitter.com/zWl024fzgL