AEW Rampage hits two-month high in 18-49 demo

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In its regular time slot, AEW Rampage achieved its largest 18-49 audience in the past two months.

The June 16 episode averaged 423,000 viewers and 164,000 (0.13) in the 18-49 demographic and ranked #12 among cable originals. (Showbuzz Daily, Wrestlenomics)

It was Rampage’s largest audience since May 26 and the highest 18-49 audience since April 14.

It was a major rebound from the previous week’s low figures with a 45% increase in viewership and the 18-49 audience swelling by 32%.

In the key demo. Males were up by 34% while females grew by 28% with the highest female audience in the demo since April 14.

Adults 18-34 grew by 8% which was a direct result of males growing that demo from last week while females were even.

Adults 35-49 had a big week with a 38% gain with both males and females up by a similar amount.

Adults 50+ saw a significant increase from a 0.13 rating last week to 0.20.

Rampage aired against the conclusion of the College World Series game between Virginia and Florida (1,173,000 viewers and 0.27 in the demo), On Patrol Live (794,000 and 0.15), and the start of the PFL MMA card (409,000 and 0.13).

The PFL ranked #8 among cable originals. The main card on ESPN was headlined by Ante Delija beating Maurice Greene by unanimous decision at heavyweight and included Larissa Pacheco stopping Amber Leibrock in 45 seconds of the first round.

Bellator 297 from Chicago was broken up into multiple segments with the 9 p.m. block averaging 53,000 viewers and 0.02, 9:17 p.m. averaged 78,000 and 0.04, 9:47 p.m. at 102,000 and 0.04, 10:08 p.m. at 106,000 and 0.04, 10:29 p.m. at 162,000 and 0.06, 11:03 p.m. at 200,000 and 0.07, and 11:20 p.m. averaging 204,000 and 0.07.

The audience increased as it got later into the card, which featured Vadim Nemkov beating Yoel Romero by decision over five rounds to retain the light heavyweight title, and Sergio Pettis over Patricio Pitbull Freire over five rounds to retain the bantamweight title in the top fights.

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