AEW found its Rampage program as the target of counterprogramming last week, and Tony Khan’s company held its own. He said there was excitement to finally discover the half-hour numbers and there was reason to be happy about the final ratings.
PW Torch reports that the final demographic numbers show that AEW Rampage beat WWE SmackDown in the target 18 to 49 demographic during their half-hour overlap.
We’re obtained a new key ratings detail on Friday: #AEW #Rampage beat #WWESmackdown in head-to-head 30 minutes in the most coveted 18-49 demo – 328,000 to 285,000. Rampage led with Punk match, Smackdown featured Becky-Sasha and Lesnar.
The overall ratings showed a dead tie with .24 each in the 18 to 49 demographic. It doesn’t come much closer than that. Now AEW is looking toward the future with a pretty big win under their belts.
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