AEW Rampage on August, 20 2021 drew 1.129 million viewers on TNT, which is a 52.57% from last week’s Rampage premiere, which drew 740,000 viewers.
Another huge victory for AEW was the 0.53 rating the episode drew in the 18-49 key demographic. This represents 692,000 18-49 viewers, a 76.6% increase from last week’s premiere episode, which drew a 0.30 rating in the key demo.
Buzz surrounding CM Punk was sure to lead to a sizable ratings increase for AEW Rampage, the only question was really much it would increase considering AEW never officially announced CM Punk for this show.
Clips of Punk’s entrance, return promo and media scrum alongside Tony Khan combined for over 10 million views on AEW’s YouTube channel. Punk’s return also set AEW’s single-event merchandise sales record of more than $200,000 and shattered Pro Wrestling Tee’s record for its highest-selling design ever, breaking a seven-year record previously held by the iconic Bullet Club Bone Soldier t-shirt.