Rampage - Grand Slam ranks fifth on cable, largest 18-49 audience since April

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/09/26/rampage-grand-slam-ranks-fifth-on-cable-largest-18-49-audience-since-april/

AEW’s two-hour Grand Slam edition of Rampage led to the show finishing among the top five cable programs and its largest audience in over a month.

The September 23rd edition of the show from Salt Lake City averaged 522,000 viewers and approximately 222,000 (0.17) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The overall average breaks down to 558,000 and 236,000 (0.18) from 10-11 p.m. ET and 486,000 and 208,000 (0.16) in the second hour that ended with the Lights Out main event between Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs.

Using the combined figures over the two-hour program, Rampage increased by 11% in viewership from the previous week and was the show’s largest audience since August 12th.

In 18-49, the show improved by 21% from the previous week and was their highest in that category since April 22nd. The breakdown saw male viewership in the demo up by 34% this week and females were up 17% in the category.

The show ranked fifth among cable originals behind the Virginia vs. Syracuse college football game (0.42), Top Rank Boxing (0.32), SportsCenter on ESPN (0.22), and On Patrol: Live (0.18).

Like SmackDown, the show did very well among adults 18-34 which averaged 70,000 this week and was their highest in the demo since April 29th.

Adults 35-49 were virtually identical from the week prior with a 1% decrease and adults 50+ were also flat with a 0.24 rating in that demo, the same as last week.

The two-hour show from Arthur Ashe Stadium also saw Sting teaming with Darby Allin against Brody King & Buddy Matthews in a No Disqualification match and the in-ring debut of Action Bronson as he teamed with Hook against Matt Menard & Angelo Parker.