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AEW Rampage Ratings: Show hits MAJOR low for 03/11/23 episode

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The latest AEW Rampage episode on the 3rd of November 2023 has recorded a significant dip in viewership, marking the lowest ratings for its regular timeslot.

The episode drew an average of 298,000 viewers, which is not only the lowest for its standard night and time but also the smallest audience since a May episode that aired outside of its usual slot, as confirmed in a new report from PWTorch.

A Troubling Trend for AEW Rampage

This downturn in viewership represents a stark contrast to the figures from the same week last year, where Rampage attracted an average of 455,000 viewers.

The decline is substantial, with over 150,000 fewer viewers tuning in compared to the previous year. The drop is more pronounced than the 48,000 decrease reported during the 15 weeks since the introduction of Collision to AEW’s weekly schedule.

Demographic Data Shows Slight Increase

Despite the overall lower viewership, AEW Rampage saw a slight uptick in the 18-49 demographic, with a 0.11 rating compared to 0.09 from the week before.

However, this is still below the prior ten-week average of 0.12, indicating that while there may be a small rebound in a key demographic, the overall trend remains concerning.

Episode Highlights

The episode in question featured a lineup of matches including Trent Beretta versus Daniel Garcia, Skye Blue against Marina Shafir, a three-way bout between Penta, Vikingo, and Kommander, and a tag team match with The Gunns taking on Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal.

Implications for AEW’s Future

The declining viewership could have several implications for AEW. It raises questions about the brand’s ability to maintain its audience in a competitive wrestling market on Friday nights.

The company may need to reassess its programming strategy and content to reinvigorate interest among wrestling fans for what has essentially become a C-level show.

FAQ

  • What was the viewership for the AEW Rampage episode on 03/11/23?
    • The episode drew an average of 298,000 viewers.
  • How does this viewership compare to the same time last year?
    • It is down from 455,000 viewers from the same week last year, a drop of over 150,000.
  • Did any demographic show an increase in viewership?
    • Yes, the 18-49 demographic saw a slight increase to a 0.11 rating from 0.09 the previous week.
  • What matches were featured on this episode?
    • Matches included Trent Beretta vs. Daniel Garcia, Skye Blue vs. Marina Shafir, Penta vs. Vikingo vs. Kommander, and The Gunns vs. Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal.
  • What could be the reason for the drop in viewership?
    • While specific reasons are speculative, factors could include increased competition, storyline reception, or seasonal viewing patterns.
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