Originally published at AEW Rampage experiences major drop due to timeslot change on TNT
With AEW Rampage being moved out of its regular timeslot due to the NCAA tournament, its viewership took a major hit on Friday.
The late-night edition of Rampage averaged 398,000 viewers and approximately 166,000 (0.13) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.
WWE Smackdown, Friday on Fox 8-10pm:
P18-49: 0.58 (755,000)
AEW Rampage Friday on TNT 11:48 – 12:47pm:
P18-49: 0.13 (166,000)
Rampage started late due to college basketball.
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The show began at approximately 11:45 p.m. ET due to TNT’s coverage of the basketball tournament and caused Rampage to hit its lowest figures since premiering last August.
The change in the timeslot led to a 41 percent loss in its 18-49, 18-34, and 35-49 audiences from last week while overall viewership fell by 24 percent.
The show was taped two nights prior in San Antonio, Texas, and featured Keith Lee facing Max Caster in the main event along with the House of Black vs. Fuego del Sol & Bear Country, Red Velvet vs. Leyla Hirsch, and Darby Allin vs. The Butcher.
The show returns to its regular time at 10 p.m. ET on TNT this Friday with a taped show from Cedar Park, Texas.