AEW Rampage Viewership Dips Against ROH Final Battle

This past Friday night, Tony Khan presented two pro wrestling shows, ROH Final Battle and AEW Rampage. The latter aired at 10 pm EST on TNT, going head-to-head with the third hour of the ROH Final Battle main card on Honor Club. The main event of Rampage was a critically acclaimed six-man tag match that saw El Hijo de Vikingo, Komander, and Penta El Zero Miedo taking on Action Andretti and Top Flight. Over on Final Battle, around that time, fans were taking in the Jay Briscoe Tribute Match that saw FTR and Mark Briscoe battling Blackpool Combat Club.

Wrestlenomics reports that Rampage drew an average overall audience of 308,000 viewers, with a .08 rating, or about 107,000 viewers, in the P18 – 49 demo most attractive to advertisers. This is down 10% in overall viewership from the week before and 33% in the P18 – 49 demo. Compared to the average viewership over the last four weeks, it is down 5% overall and 23% in P18 – 49 viewership.

The highest average overall and P18 – 49 demo viewership for Rampage came in the first quarter-hour of the show. That fifteen-minute period featured Matt Mendard, Angelo Parker, and Jake Hager taking on AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy and The Von Erichs, with post-match shenanigans involving Danhausen.

WWE SmackDown, also head-to-head with ROH Final Battle, drew an average overall audience of 2,240,000 viewers, with a .55 rating in the P18 – 49 demo. This is down 6% in average overall and 13% in P18 – 49 viewership from the week before. Compared to the average audience for SmackDown for the four weeks prior, it was up 1% in overall viewership and down 10% in the P18 – 49 demo.

The second quarter-hour was the highest average overall and P18 – 49 demo viewership for SmackDown. That fifteen-minute section featured the conclusion of Randy Orton and Roman Reigns’ promo segment and the beginning of Carmelo Hayes versus Grayson Waller in the WWE United States Championship Tournament.