Originally published at AEW Rampage finishes #13 among cable originals, note for Friday's show
With another time slot change, AEW Rampage finished #13 among cable programs while increasing its audience from the previous week’s earlier start time.
This past Friday’s show aired at 7 p.m. ET due to TNT’s coverage of the Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks. The later start time proved more effective than the previous two weeks where it began at 5:30 p.m. ET.
The show grew 21 percent in overall viewers and 26 percent in the 18-49 demo compared to last week’s show at 5:30.
They did fall by 11.5 percent among females 18-49 but grew 37.5 percent with males in the same demo.
The 18-34 audience was identical to the prior week with adults 35-49 jumping by 36 percent.
The last time Rampage aired at 7 p.m. ET on the station was on April 15th when they averaged 482,000 and 288,000 (0.22) in 18-49, so they were down with the apple-to-apples comparison with the same time slot one month prior.
The cable numbers were led by the NBA game that averaged 6,765,000 viewers and 2.11 in 18-49 on TNT with two NHL playoff games and coverage of the PGA Championship among the top ten cable originals on Friday.
The show was headlined by Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley defeating Dante Martin & Matt Sydal and featured an Owen Hart Cup tournament match between Kris Statlander and Red Velvet among the featured matches.
During Friday’s broadcast, they advertised this coming week’s show for a 5:30 p.m. ET start time but Dave Meltzer reports that the start time could change depending on the NHL’s schedule.
The start time for Friday's Rampage is up in the air. They announced 5:30 p.m. on Friday, but it depends on hockey and there are multiple possible scenarios.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) May 23, 2022