Tony Khan’s b-show is still doing its thing as AEW Rampage brings fresh pro wrestling content to fans every week. The biggest problem is, it seems fewer fans have tuned in each week for a piece of that AEW action.
According to the fast national numbers from Alfred Konuwa, the April 28th episode of AEW Rampage brought in 394,000 viewers. They were on at 6:30 PM on a Friday afternoon. They scored only 336,000 on the previous week, so Rampage is certainly taking a beating in the viewership numbers. In reality, it was far worse for AEW this week.
Showbuzz Daily dropped an update to let fans know about a slight error in the viewership numbers for Rampage. In all reality, the numbers were much lower.
Showbuzzdaily’s listing of the first 30 minutes of Rampage is actually the correct data for the entire 60-minute duration. 298k total viewers, P18-49 rating of 0.09.
Brandon Thurston then tweeted out to confirm this report, and he also reemphasized those low numbers, “Can confirm 298,000 viewers, 0.09 P18-49 rating is correct for the entire 60-minute duration of Friday’s AEW Rampage. Showbuzz seems to have incorrectly listed the duration as 30.”
This is not a good sign for AEW, especially as TNT is about to reportedly hand them a new television show on Saturdays. We’ll have to see if they do anything to help Rampage, but that show isn’t going away despite another show’s arrival in the picture.
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