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AEW Rampage Ratings: Viewership CONFIRMED for final 2023 episode

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As the year 2023 drew to a close, the wrestling community turned its attention to the final episode of AEW Rampage, broadcast on December 29.

This episode, notable for its New Year’s Smash edition, has now had its viewership and demographic ratings confirmed, offering insights into the show’s performance and its standing in the competitive world of professional wrestling.

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AEW Rampage Viewership Takes a Dip

According to data provided by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, AEW Rampage’s viewership on December 29 experienced a decline.

The episode attracted 326,000 viewers, a noticeable drop from the 363,000 viewers who tuned in for the previous week’s broadcast. This decrease in viewership, while not drastic, indicates fluctuations in audience engagement as the year concluded.

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AEW Rampage Ratings: Key Demographic Rating Sees an Uptick

In contrast to the viewership numbers, AEW Rampage saw an increase in its performance within the key 18-49 demographic.

The December 29 episode scored a 0.11 rating in this demographic, a slight rise from the 0.10 rating of the week prior.

This uptick, albeit modest, is a positive sign for the show, suggesting that it retains strong appeal among a crucial segment of the wrestling audience.

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Highlights of the December 29 Episode

The final 2023 episode of AEW Rampage was not short on action and memorable moments. The main event featured a high-energy trios match with Action Andretti and Top Flight taking on Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, and Rocky Romero.

Additionally, the episode saw Wheeler Yuta triumph over Matt Sydal to claim the ROH Pure Championship, and Ruby Soho emerged victorious against Marina Shafir.

Another key moment was the reconciliation between Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara, setting the stage for their team-up at AEW Worlds End.

Comparison with WWE Smackdown

It’s interesting to note the viewership figures for WWE Smackdown’s “Best of” episode, which aired on Fox during the same period. Smackdown garnered 1,355,000 viewers with a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

These numbers, significantly higher than those of AEW Rampage, highlight the ongoing competition between the two wrestling promotions.


  • What was the viewership for the final 2023 episode of AEW Rampage?
    • The episode attracted 326,000 viewers.
  • How did AEW Rampage perform in the key 18-49 demographic?
    • The show scored a 0.11 rating in this demographic, marking an increase from the previous week.
  • What were some highlights from the December 29 episode?
    • Key moments included a trios match featuring Action Andretti and Top Flight, Wheeler Yuta winning the ROH Pure Championship, and Ruby Soho’s victory.
  • How does AEW Rampage’s viewership compare to WWE Smackdown?
    • WWE Smackdown’s “Best of” episode attracted significantly more viewers, with 1,355,000 viewers and a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
  • What does the viewership trend suggest for AEW Rampage?
    • The fluctuating viewership and demographic ratings indicate changing audience engagement and the impact of various storylines and events.
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