Tony Khan’s masterful juggling act took center stage on an unforgettable Friday, July 21, when AEW Rampage boldly faced off against the gripping final hour of the ROH Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view event.
Setting the stage ablaze, AEW Rampage unleashed its electrifying spectacle on TNT, captivating audiences far and wide. With an average of 415,000 viewers tuning in and a remarkable 0.11 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic (estimated at 143,000), the show proved its unyielding appeal. The frenzy reached its zenith during the opening quarter-hour, where the Royal Rampage match kicked off, enthralling fans as they witnessed the genesis of the TNT Championship’s number one contender. During this exhilarating period, viewership peaked at an astounding 473,000 total viewers, as reported by the esteemed Wrestlenomics.
Comparing the July 21 episode to its predecessor, AEW Rampage showcased its remarkable prowess by surging 34 percent in total viewership and an impressive 14 percent in the crucial 18-49 demographic. However, when casting a glance back at the same week in 2022, the show exhibited a slight dip of three percent in total viewership and a calculated decline of 35.3 percent in the 18-49 demo. Such insights provided a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of AEW Rampage’s impact on the wrestling landscape.
While the ratings painted a vivid picture of the show’s performance, it was the in-ring action that left an indelible mark on fans’ hearts. Witnessing Darby Allin’s triumphant victory in the Royal Rampage Match was a moment of pure wrestling magic. The adrenaline continued to surge as The Acclaimed and Daddy Ass seized victory over QTV, while Kris Statlander’s conquest over Marina Shafir showcased the unrivaled prowess of AEW’s dynamic roster.
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As the dazzling drama unfolded, Tony Khan’s audacious programming choices proved once again that the realm of professional wrestling thrives on competition and unpredictability. A testament to the sport’s enduring appeal, AEW Rampage shines as a beacon of excitement and exhilaration for wrestling aficionados worldwide.