Last weekend’s AEW Collision was headlined by a huge TNT Championship clash between challenger Bryan Danielson and champion Christian Cage. The show also featured Samoa Joe successfully defending the ROH World Championship against Willie Mack, a TBS Championship bout that saw Kris Statlander retain over Skye Blue and Keith Lee’s return to Collision for the first time in almost two months.
After two weeks of stiff competition from both WWE Fastlane and NXT No Mercy, the latter of which caused Collision to post its lowest viewership in show history, the ratings for this past episode bounced back in a big way. Wrestlenomics reports that the October 14th 2023 edition of AEW Collision drew an average of 504,000 viewers and achieved a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 key demographic.
This is a huge increase of 43% in total viewership from last week’s episode, which drew 353,000 viewers on average by comparison. This also marks the show’s highest recorded viewership since the August 26th episode seven weeks prior. The show’s performance in the key demo was also significantly up from last week which got an 18-49 rating of 0.09.
As later reported in Wrestlenomics’ quarter-hours report, the show began with 527,000 total average viewers with 202,000 in the 18-49 demo and ended with 595,000 total average viewers with 206,000 in the 18-49 demo. The show peaked in both total and key demographic viewership during the three-minute overrun which featured the post-match angle to Bryan Danielson versus Christian Cage featuring Ricky Starks, Big Bill, Luchasaurus, Adam Copeland and FTR.
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