AEW Rampage continued to stay in the same range with the show up slightly from the week prior, but still produced one of its lowest figures.
Rampage finished #16 among cable originals going the NBA game between Phoenix and Golden State that topped cable for the evening with 2,037,000 viewers and 0.66 in 18-49 on ESPN. There was also a major Pac-12 football game on ABC that appeared to impact Friday Night SmackDown negatively.
Last week, AEW averaged its lowest viewership in the history of Rampage with 431,000 viewers and second-lowest in 18-49. This week, they were up 16 percent in viewers and just over 1 percent in 18-49.
There was a big increase with Females 18-49 growing 50 percent from last week but males in the same demo declined by 15 percent. That trend was more pronounced in the 12-34 demo where females were up by 66 percent this week and males dropped 36 percent. The 50+ audience grew from 0.15 to 0.20 this week or 33 percent.
Rampage featured the main event with FTR defeating Penta El Zero M & PAC in a match that was originally advertised to be a 2-of-3 Falls match for the tag titles but Fenix was unable to make it to the tapings. Friday’s episode also featured Sammy Guevara defending the TNT Championship against Tony Nese and a short match involving Jade Cargill.
Over the weekend, Brandon Thurston at Wrestlenomics reported on the DVR viewership data among the top pro wrestling programs. Of note, is that AEW Rampage is the most DVR’d show among WWE, AEW, and IMPACT programming.