AEW Collision Ratings Stay Under Half A Million

AEW Collision

AEW Collision’s ratings improve marginally following a record-low audience the week prior.

As reported by Wrestlenomics, the August 12th episode of the Saturday night show drew an average audience of 476,000 viewers and obtained an 18-49 rating of 0.17.

The Saturday night show has seen an increase in viewers compared to the lowest-ever rating on August 5th, which drew an average audience of 417,000. The increase in viewers calculates to approximately 14%. Collision also saw an increase in key demographic viewership, as the August 5th show obtained an 18-49 rating of 0.13.

It should be noted that despite AEW not going head to head with a WWE Premium Live Event, there still was strong competition on Saturday night in the form of NFL Pre-Season games and the UFC.

What Happened At AEW Collision?

On the show, it was announced that Ricky Starks has been suspended due to his assault against Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat one week prior. Refusing to accept his punishment, Starks declared that he would obtain his manager’s licence and use that as a loophole to still be able to be at ringside.

The main event saw The House of Black successfully retain the Trios Titles against CMFTR following interference from Samoa Joe, who attacked CM Punk in the build to their upcoming encounter at All In.

Controversially, what happened when the cameras stopped rolling has now become more newsworthy than anything that took place during the 2-hour broadcast. Following Punk launching a shoot promo on Adam Page when the show went off the air, multiple reports came to light that talents who were originally booked to take part in the show were told to not come to the area.