This week’s AEW Collision featured a bloody Texas Death Match main event between Ricky Starks and “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson. The brutal bout was a continuation of their feud, which technically kicked off with an equally bloody Strap Match at AEW All Out earlier this month. On both occasions, Starks came up short against the multi-time WWE Champion. It appears as if the big main event, coupled with an already impressive Collision undercard, paid off in the viewership department.
Wrestlenomics reports that this past Saturday’s episode of AEW Collision drew an average of 562,000 viewers, with about 235,000 of those in the coveted P18 – 49 demographics. The show saw an overall audience increase of 20% and an 18% increase in the P18 – 49 demo from the week prior. This was the highest overall and P18 – 49 viewership since the July 29 episode.
The episode peaked overall and P18 – 49 viewership in the fourth quarter-hour, drawing an average of 621,000 fans, with about 276,000 of those in the key demo. That quarter-hour featured Kiera Hogan versus Julia Hart, as well as a vignette from The Righteous and the beginning of Andrade El Idolo versus Jay White.
The episode began with an average of 544,000 viewers, with about 221,000 of those in the P18 – 49 demo. It concluded with 574,000 viewers, with about 226,000 of those in the P18 – 49 demo.