What is being said about AEW Rampage drawing record-low viewership

The December 2nd 2022 edition of AEW Rampage drew 361,000 viewers and a 0.08 rating in the 18-49 demo. It was the lowest overall viewership in Rampage’s normal time slot and it was the lowest 18-49 number for any time slot in the show’s history. It was noted by Forbes.com that Rampage viewership among young adults in the 18-34 demo has plummeted 45% compared to last year.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com discussed the situation…

“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. 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, 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.” (quote courtesy of WrestleTalk.com)