AEW Rampage’s special Championship Friday edition saw the show do well in its key demo and finished ninth on cable.
The taped show from Cleveland was Rampage’s best performance in its regular timeslot since October 1st. They did a higher number for the Christmas night edition of Rampage, which aired on a Saturday.
With two championship matches presented, they were slightly up in overall viewers from 594,000 last week with an increase of 1.5 percent in the 18-49 demo. Females in the 18-49 demo grew 15 percent this week.
This was offset by a major drop in the 18-34 demo, which fell 48 percent from last week (128,000 to 67,000) with sizable declines among both males and females in the demo.
However, its 35-49 audience made up for some of that loss with a 35 percent increase, including females in the demo growing from 59,000 to 94,000 this week, per Brandon Thurston.
AEW Rampage was ninth among cable originals, which was led by a Janet Jackson special on Lifetime that did 0.46 in the 18-49 demo and 2,114,000 viewers. Rampage went against the ending of the L.A. vs. Charlotte basketball game, which was #2, and the beginning of the New York vs. Milwaukee game that finished #4.
Rampage included Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy defending the AEW tag team championship against Private Party, a TBS championship match between Jade Cargill and Julia Hart, and Jon Moxley taking on Anthony Bowens.