Tony Khan

Tony Khan Reacts To AEW Rampage Defeating WWE SmackDown In The Ratings, More


AEW President Tony Khan took to Twitter on Monday, reacting to the news that AEW Rampage scored a higher rating than WWE SmackDown in the key 18 – 49 demo for their head-to-head segments last Friday night.

As we previously reported here on eWn, AEW Rampage beat WWE SmackDown in the 10PM to 10:30PM segments in the demo rating with a 0.25 compared to SmackDown’s 0.218. With that being said, WWE SmackDown scored higher overall viewership for that half-hour period with 878,000 viewers compared to AEW Rampage’s 603,000. So, AEW won head-to-head in the key 18-49 demographic by 15%, while WWE won by 46% in total viewers. Of course, advertisers look at the key demo ratings as that’s where the money is. Khan said,


Khan also retweeted his own post from last week where he said he “can’t wait to finally beat your main show [Smackdown] head-to-head”. He also fired off some shots at CNBC’s Sports Business reporter Darren Rovell, who had posted the non-public overall viewership numbers for AEW Rampage over the weekend. Khan said,

“Here’s a story nobody leaked to you over the weekend but I’ll give you rn, dog: @AEW got a big victory over WWE after WWE aggressively extended their Friday show 30 minutes & loaded it up head-to-head 10-10:30pm vs #AEWRampage, with AEW Rampage winning 328k to 285k (+15% margin).”

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