AEW Collision sees a low rating for the third straight week.
As reported by Wrestlenomics, the August 19th show drew an average audience of 482,000 viewers, obtaining an 18-49 rating of 0.17. This ranked Collision at 13th for key demographic viewership on cable for Saturday night.
AEW has seen a small increase in overall viewership compared to the previous week’s broadcast. With the August 12th edition drawing an average audience of 476,000, the increase calculates to approximately 1.3%. The 18-49 rating remained unchanged on the show.
Collision would continue the build to All In by announcing the latest match for the show. Samoa Joe was due to face The Golden Vampire in the opening contest but was blindsided by the mystery opponent. A GTS would follow and the masked man revealed himself to be CM Punk, who accepted the challenge for Wembley Stadium.
The main event saw Darby Allin hope to build momentum to his TNT Championship match against Luchasaurus at All Out by facing the man who claims he is the champion, Christian Cage. Allin would win the match, but Cage forced Tony Schiavone to announce him as the winner.
AEW Collision Ratings Struggles Continue
NFL and UFC dominated the ratings for Saturday night, taking up the top 7 spots in the rankings. Unfortunately for AEW Collision, competition on Saturdays is only going to get stronger moving forward with the start of the College Football season on August 26th. Knowing how sports will affect wrestling ratings, Eric Bischoff has predicted that this will only make the Collision audience drop further.