AEW’s Friday ratings were unhealthy, even live & with Battle of the Belts

AEW introduced a live double-feature to TNT on Oct. 7, however it received’t do the rest to switch the narrative about the corporate or its Friday evening choices.

According to Showbuzz Daily, Rampage had an target audience of 404,000 at 10pm ET, and scored a .13 amongst 18-49 yr olds. That’s its smallest viewership quantity since August, and lowest ranking since July. The following hour, Battle of the Belts IV drew 317,000 audience and a .10 in the demo, a lot not up to any of the 3 Saturday-airing specials bearing the identical identify. The displays completed twentieth and thirty seventh amongst cable originals, respectively.

There are rather a lot of issues to indicate arms at: the time slot is all the time a problem, the playing cards were rearranged past due because of Andrade El Ídolo being despatched house for his altercation with Sammy Guevara, and there used to be live sports activities festival from the Major League Baseball Playoffs (the place the 8pm ET sport on ESPN received the evening with 3.61 million audience and a .99 ranking).

But regardless of the way you spin it, Rampage and any AEW programming that follows it on Friday nights aren’t will have to see TV for wrestling fanatics. They’re nonetheless doing higher than nearly the rest TNT may just installed the identical spot on the agenda, regardless that, so optimistically Warner Bros Discovery and its promoting companions stay glad with that.

Here’s a take a look at Rampage’s numbers over the previous six months, and the way every Battle of the Belts display has finished:


* Aired at a time as opposed to 10pm ET
** Two-hours

Battle of the Belts

For whole effects from this week’s Rampage & Battle of the Belts IV click on right here. To learn a recap & assessment of the evening’s occasions click on right here.

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