AEW Collision Improves On Lowest-Ever Rating Despite Competition From WWE

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AEW Collision has seen an increase in viewers despite going head-to-head with WWE Fastlane.

As reported by Wrestlenomics, the October 7th episode drew an average audience of 353,000 and obtained an 18-49 rating of 0.09. Compared to the record-low rating of 327,000 set on September 30th, the increase in viewers calculates to approximately 8%. The key demo rating has also seen a small improvement from the 0.08 rating on September 30th.

Although Collision has seen an increase in viewers, AEW were hoping for a higher number as the debut of Adam Copeland on Saturday night did not push the viewership above 400,000. As has been seen since the new AEW show started back in June, the ratings take a substantial hit when a WWE or NXT Premium Live Event is broadcast.

AEW Collision Sees Shock Title Change

Collision saw one of the most surprising title changes in company history as new Tag Team Champions were crowned on October 7th. While the change itself was shocking enough, this was furthered by FTR being squashed in their latest title defence and Cash Wheeler not getting any offence in the championship match.

Following on from his interaction with Christian Cage on Dynamite, Adam Copeland once again tried to source the reasoning behind the TNT Champion’s recent motives. Cage appeared on the big screen and once again refused to give Copeland an answer right now, but he would on Dynamite if The Rated R Superstar could survive his debut match against Luchasaurus.