AEW Rampage falls from week prior, finishes fourth on cable

Originally published at AEW Rampage falls from week prior, finishes fourth on cable

AEW went into All Out weekend with the fourth edition of Rampage taking place from the NOW Arena and finishing fourth all cable programming on Friday.

The September 3rd edition of the show that featured Darby Allin facing Daniel Garcia with CM Punk on commentary, averaged 696,000 viewers and 397,000 (0.30) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

Friday’s episode was live as opposed to the previous week’s Rampage, which was taped two days prior. The September 3rd edition saw a drop of 8.5 percent in the 18-49 demographic and 4 percent in overall viewers.

Rampage experienced its largest increase among men 12-34 that grew 77 percent from 0.09 to 0.16 this week while adults 18-34 were up by 36 percent. The largest decline was seen among men 18-49 that fell by 14.5 percent and adults 25-54 dropping by 13 percent.

The show finished fourth among all cable programming behind the College Football games and coverage on ESPN.

Friday’s episode was the lowest of the four episodes of Rampage in overall viewers but did beat out the August 13th premiere in 18-49 by 1,000 viewers.

After four episodes, Rampage is averaging 822,000 viewers and 480,000 in 18-49. However, if you take out the anomaly of “The First Dance”, which skews the averages, the figures would be 720,000 viewers and 409,000 in 18-49 (these figures do not include DVR viewership and are from the data reported by Brandon Thurston and Showbuzz Daily).

The Countdown to All Out special that aired on TNT immediately after Rampage averaged 361,000 viewers and 230,000 (0.18) in the 18-49 demo, finishing 9th on cable for the night.

It’s a shame AEW ratings are going to get crushed against College Football in Oct when they run Saturday shows. Can we get the convo pre-empted that this is inevitable and means nothing if people are watching the show on delay or on demand.
Oct 16th in Miami
Oct 23rd in Orlando


Sadly, internet fans are obsessed with ratings, which to be fair is the fault of WWE. Anytime Rampage or Dynamite have a bad rating the WWE marks are going to claim they are done, anytime they pop a great rating AEW marks are going to say they have taken over.

The reality, if you are using ratings as a metric you need to look at the trends using months/years worth of data. I grew up in a family filled with math professors so the pros and cons of analyzing statistics was hammered into my head lol.