AEW Rampage experiences a small increase on a busy night

Originally published at AEW Rampage experiences a small increase on a busy night

AEW Rampage saw a small increase in its figures this past Friday on an incredibly busy night for professional wrestling.

The April 1st episode averaged 456,000 viewers and approximately 193,000 (0.15) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

WWE Smackdown on Fox on Friday:
2,359,000 viewers
P18-49: 0.61 (799k)

AEW Rampage on TNT:
456,000
P18-49: 0.15 (193k)

Smackdown’s highest since September 10.

Rampage up from last week’s low.

Charts and more info later.https://t.co/1SscdBCpr8

— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 4, 2022

It was the best figures for the show since March 11th and represented a seven percent increase in overall viewers and a six percent jump among the 18-49 demo from last week. However, the last three editions of Rampage have been the lowest figures of the year for the program.

The show finished #18 among cable originals going against the UConn vs. Stanford game in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, which topped cable with 3,110,000 viewers and 0.63 in 18-49.

It was a unique week for Rampage as Tony Khan was simultaneously promoting the episode along with ROH’s Supercard of Honor taking place in Garland, Texas at the same time. It was a packed night of pro wrestling that included Friday Night SmackDown, the Hall of Fame ceremony, New Japan’s Lonestar Shootout, IMPACT’s Multiverse of Matches, and part two of Joey Janela’s Spring Break.

The taped edition of Rampage featured Keith Lee against Powerhouse Hobbs in the main event and a rare match with The Young Bucks on the program against Top Flight in a rematch from November 2020.