AEW’s Rampage viewership was well down from last week’s 2022 peak of 600,000 viewers. By Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, AEW Rampage drew a total viewership of 482,000 and an 18-49 viewership of 288,000 for a live broadcast that featured an AEW World Championship main event between hangman Adam Page and Adam Cole. The total audience fell by 20%, while that of 18-49 year olds fell by 12%.
AEW Rampage kicked off with a Trios match between Blackpool Combat Club and Gunn Club, and also featured the return of Ruby Soho in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament qualifier.
Last week’s AEW Rampage issue was bolstered by rare in-ring appearances from top stars Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson, who also wrestled on this week’s show. Last week’s Rampage may also have gotten a slight boost following Tony Khan’s latest Twitter controversy as the increasingly thin-skinned AEW Chairman lashed out at bots. anti AEW. Still a promoter, Khan made sure to plug AEW Rampage into the process. This week saw similar controversy as Khan lashed out at fans on Twitter for criticizing Satnam Singh’s awkward debut.
AEW Rampage Notes | April 15, 2022
- AEW Rampage Total Viewership – 482,000
- AEW Rampage 18-49 Viewership — 288,000 (0.22 rating)
As expected, Rampage’s viewership was impacted by a time slot change, as the show aired at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST due to TNT’s coverage of the playoffs. the NBA. Although much of the playoffs air on the Turner-owned station, within the WarnerMedia-Discovery family, the NBA playoffs will continue to hurt AEW viewership across many platforms. Not only was this dynamic evident in the AEW Rampage timeslot change, but Saturday’s title battle aired on TNT came up against the Golden State Warriors, one of the NBA’s biggest draws led by superstar Steph Curry as they opened their championship bid against the fiery Denver Nuggets. Battle of the Belts leaderboards will be available tomorrow.
Last year, four consecutive episodes of AEW Dynamite were pushed back to Friday or Saturday night due to the NBA and NHL playoffs, with the shows averaging just 535,000 viewers. That was down 40% from AEW’s 2021 average viewership of 891,810. After Rampage’s best number since October, AEW programming will have a tough luge across the board over the next two months. with fierce competition from the NBA playoffs.