AEW Rampage sees female viewership increase for live episode

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The live edition of AEW Rampage from Newark, New Jersey saw a spike in female viewership on the night before Full Gear.

The November 18th live edition from Prudential Center averaged 445,000 viewers and approximately 180,000 (0.14) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The show experienced a 2% decrease in viewership but a 22% gain in the 18-49 demo from the previous week’s edition. In the key demo, male viewership was down by 2% but females grew 76% from last week and was the largest female audience in the demo since Grand Slam in September and the second largest since April.

There were also sizable increases in female viewership in the 18-34 and 35-49 demos from last week. In the latter example, it was its highest number since September 30th.

Male viewership did not reflect the same increases with males 18-34 dropping by 9% and males 35-49 seeing a smaller 3% uptick.

Rampage ranked #16 among cable originals and was third in its timeslot behind the NBA game between Golden State and the New York Knicks, and On Patrol Live.  

Rampage posted its lowest overall viewership since October 28th while the 18-49 audience reflected a two-week high.

The episode served as the go-home show before Full Gear with Jun Akiyama teaming with Konosuke Takeshita against Eddie Kingston & Ortiz in the main event.

The 30-minute Countdown to Full Gear special that aired immediately after Rampage averaged 234,000 viewers and 0.06 in the demo on TNT. In September, the Countdown to All Out special in the same Friday night slot averaged 229,000 and 0.04 in the demo.

Here is a breakdown of the demos (Courtesy: Showbuzz Daily and Wrestlenomics):

ADULTS 18-49
This week: 0.14 (+22%)
Last week: 0.11

FEMALES 18-49
This week: 0.12 (+76%)

MALES 18-49
This week: 0.15 (-2%)

ADULTS 18-34
This week: 0.08 (+16%)

FEMALES 12-34
This week: 0.06

MALES 12-34
This week: 0.07

ADULTS 50+
This week: 0.21

*Due to Rampage finishing outside of the top fifty cable programs last week, we don’t have all of last week’s demo ratings to compare.