AEW Collision had a successful week in the ratings.
As reported by Sports TV Ratings, the September 23rd episode drew an average audience of 562,000 and obtained an 18-49 rating of 0.18. This is the highest overall viewership of the Saturday night show since July 29th, which drew an average viewership of 739,000.
Compared to the September 16th show that drew an average audience of 467,000, the increase in viewers calculates to approximately 20%.
All Elite Wrestling will be happy with the increased rating despite strong competition from College Football as the 2023/2024 season is firmly underway. However, they will once again face stiff competition in a couple of weeks’ time as they go head-to-head with WWE Fastlane on October 7th.
What Happened On AEW Collision?
Collision rounded out a successful week in ratings across the board for All Elite Wrestling, as the Grand Slam editions of Dynamite and Rampage helped to boost the Wednesday and Friday night ratings respectfully. The show opened with a title change as Christian Cage defeated Luchasaurus and Darby Allin to win his first championship in AEW. It was later announced that his first defence of the title would be against Allin in a 2 out of 3 falls match at WrestleDream.
Later in the show, RVD wrestled in his second match for the promotion, teaming with Hook to defeat Angelo Parker and Matt Menard.
Renewing their rivalry from All Out, Bryan Danielson and Ricky Starks faced each other once again in a Texas Death Match in the main event. The bout was just as violent as their strap match at All Out, which received critical acclaim from Dave Meltzer.