AEW Collision drew an its second highest rating ever on July 29th.
As reported by Wrestlenomics, the Saturday night show saw an average of 739,000 people tune in, with a 0.27 rating in the key 18-49 age range also obtained.
With the July 22nd episode of Collision drawing an average viewership of 618,000 viewers, the increase compared to the previous week is approximately 20%.
Collision would also have tough competition on July 29th, going up against the prelims of UFC 292 and Saturday night baseball.
The only episode that has managed to achieve a higher rating was the debut episode on June 17th, which saw an average audience of 816,000 and an 18-49 rating of 0.33.
What Happened On AEW Collision?
Two newsworthy events took place on the latest episode of AEW’s newest show. First, CM Punk would appear in an in-ring segment with announcer Tony Schiavone. Punk finally revealed that the contents of the red bag that he has been carrying around is the AEW World Championship, then declaring himself the real champion of the promotion, spray painting a black X on the title belt.
Following the defacing of the championship, Owen Hart Cup winner Ricky Starks interrupted the self proclaimed champion, demanding a title match with Punk. It was then made official that the championship match would take place on August 5th, and would see Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat serve as special guest referee.
In the main event of the show, Blind Eliminator Tournament winners Adam Cole and MJF got their opportunity at the AEW Tag Titles in a match against champions FTR. Despite losing the match, Cole and MJF remained friends after the bell, and acknowledged that Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler are the best tag team in the world.
The first big test for Collision will take place on the August 5th episode, as the Saturday night show will go head-to-head with a WWE Premium Live Event for the first time.