AEW Rampage Disaster For December 2 Episode

AEW Rampage Disaster For December 2 Episode AEW

Things aren’t looking good for AEW Rampage.

The December 2 episode drew the lowest score in the key 18-49 demographic in the show’s history.

Per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the edition drew 361,000 viewers and scored a 18-49 demo rating of 0.08.

Dave Meltzer addressed the ‘scary low’ ratings during the latest Wrestling Observer Radio.

He said:

“Rampage was the lowest in its history. 0.08 – 101,000 viewers in 18-49 which is a terribly low number.

“Rampage had never gotten below 0.10. This number is so low it boggles… it was scary low.”

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Meltzer compared Rampage’s performance to the Wednesday Dynamite numbers.

He mentioned the word that no showrunner wants to hear: cancellation.

Meltzer noted:

“The Wednesday Dynamite number is still really good for the station, it’s bigger than Big Bang Theory does. So it’s good. It’s not as good as it’s been, but it’s not like these numbers are gonna get you canceled. They’re not at all.

“Now the Rampage number, I don’t know about talking about cancellation, but that number’s not… for a first run program and everything like that on that station (TNT), on a Friday, it’s not a good number.

“Usually what they’ve done in the last couple of months, even though the numbers are not big, they are acceptable in that time slot. And bigger than that timeslot was doing before.

“But now we’re not in that situation at all, so Tony (Khan) has got to spruce up that show, that’s all there is to it.”

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Something about AEW’s Rampage doesn’t seem to be clicking with audiences.

The last episode saw Orange Cassidy defend the AEW All-Atlantic Championship against QT Marshall in a Lumberjack match in the main event.

In a rare occurrence for main events, Cassidy vs Marshall actually gained viewers and was the most-watched part of the show.

Jeff Jarrett also had his second match for AEW, teaming with Jay Lethal to defeat Private Party.

Other matches on the show were Darby Allin vs Cole Karter in the opener, and Athena vs Dani Mo. The Acclaimed and FTR also appeared and set up a match for this week’s Dynamite.

Keep track of all ratings for AEW Rampage for 2022 right here.

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