AEW Rampage falls in unfamiliar time slot, ranks #43 on cable

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As expected, AEW Rampage was hurt by its move to a Friday afternoon time slot on TNT this past week.

The November 26th edition of the show airing at 4 p.m. ET averaged 411,000 viewers and approximately 148,000 (0.11) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The move from its usual time of 10 p.m. ET results in an audience decline of 8% and an 18% loss in the key demo.

It was Rampage’s lowest viewership since October 28th, but the 18-49 audience did top the November 11th episode, which aired in the normal timeslot.

In breaking down the 18-49 demo, female viewers dropped by 26% and males declined by 11%.

In the 18-34 demo, it was a 21% loss with men down by 13% and women by 30%.

Adults 35-54 fell by 16% with males falling by 10% and females decreasing by 23%.

AEW Rampage ranked #43 among cable originals on Friday while airing head-to-head with a college basketball game on ESPN (1.0 million viewers and 0.31 in 18-49), Nebraska vs. Iowa on the Big Ten Network (1.47 million and 0.33), and a college football game on FS 1 (567,000 and 0.16).

The taped show from Chicago included Rush, The Butcher & The Blade taking on the Dark Order in the main event, and an ROH Tag Team Championship match between FTR and Top Flight.

The show returns to its 10 p.m. ET slot this week.

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