AEW Collision Does Better Against WWE Fastlane Than NXT No Mercy

The October 7th 2023 edition of AEW Collision was the first episode of the program following the inaugural AEW WrestleDream pay-per-view. On top of the Collision debut of Adam Copeland, the show also saw Ricky Starks and Big Bill get a major upset win over FTR, dethroning them of the AEW World Tag Team Championship in the process. Other notable happenings include Eddie Kingston defending the ROH World Championship over Komander and The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn successfully defending the AEW World Trios Championship against The Iron Savages.

SportsTVRatings reports that, despite direct competition from WWE Fastlane, the show performed better than last week’s edition which went head-to-head with NXT No Mercy and garnered the lowest viewership in the show’s history. Specifically, this past edition of Collision drew an average of 353,000 viewers with 120,000 of those in the 18-49 demographic. This is a modest 8% increase in total viewership and a 13% increase in the 18-49 demo versus last week’s episode.

Wrestlenomics provided further context in their quarter-hour report for the show. The show’s total viewership peaked in its eighth and final quarter-hour which featured the end of Eddie Kingson vs. Komander for the ROH World Championship as well as Adam Copeland’s promo with 418,000 average total viewers. However, the 18-49 demo peaked during the first quarter-hour at 135,000 on average, which featured Ricky Starks & Big Bill winning the AEW World Tag Team Championship from FTR.

Interestingly, the biggest increase in both total and 18-49 viewership came during the show’s fifth quarter-hour, which featured the AEW World Trios Championship defense as well as a video package for ‘Timeless’ Toni Storm. Total viewership increased by a whopping 20% during this quarter-hour whilst the 18-49 demo went up by an equally impressive 23%.

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