AEW has long been perceived as having a younger audience than the WWE and its competitors, but this appears to be changing. According to a recent tweet from Wrestlenomics, the median age of people who watch “AEW Dynamite” and “AEW Rampage” on television has risen since the spring.
While it only includes people who watch the show on television and not others, the median age for “Dynamite” has risen from around 48 to around 51. This, however, pales in comparison to its Friday-night sibling.
When the one-hour weekly show first debuted in August 2021, “Rampage” had the youngest median viewership, with a median age of roughly 46 years. However, the show’s age has increased significantly in recent months.
According to the graph, “Rampage” has a median age of around 53 years as of Autumn 2022, a small gap away from “WWE RAW,” which has a median age of around 54 years. This isn’t the first troubling statistic about AEW’s Friday night show; cable ratings for “Rampage” have been low in recent months. However, this can be attributed to major competition from the likes of the MLB or NBA.
The median age of AEW’s television audience remains the lowest in comparison to other weekly wrestling shows, but the Tony Khan-led company is closing the gap. Since the beginning of the year, the wrestling show with the oldest median viewership has been NJPW on AXS TV, which recently hit a staggering 0.0 rating among people aged 18-49.
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