AEW Collision Ratings Plummet Against SummerSlam

AEW Collision

AEW Collision’s viewership drops drastically after going head-to-head with WWE for the first time.

As reported by Wrestlenomics, the August 5th episode of Collision drew an average audience of 417,000 and an 18-49 rating of 0.13 obtained.

With the July 29th episode of the Saturday night show drawing an average audience of 739,000, the drop in viewers calculates to approximately 43.6%. With the previous week’s episode also drawing an 18-49 rating of 0.27, AEW has lost half of their key demographic viewers week-on-week.

August 5th was the first time that Collision would directly air alongside a major WWE event. As the July 1st Money in the Bank PLE was broadcast from the UK, the show had finished before Collision had begun. On top of this, the show faced tough competition from the boxing match between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz.

What Happened On AEW Collision?

Refusing to accept the August 5th show as a write-off, AEW would also stack the card to make Collision must-see TV. The show opened with FTR successfully defending the Tag Team Championships against Big Bill and Brian Cage. After the match, the Top Guys made their intentions for All In clear, laying down the challenge to face The Young Bucks at Wembley Stadium.

Later in the show, Samoa Joe would squash Serpentico in record time, achieving the quickest victory in Collision history. Joe would also reveal plans for the first-ever AEW UK show, wanting to face CM Punk one final time to end their rivalry. Following the conclusion of Collision, 3 matches are now official for the All In event.