This past Saturday night, All Elite Wrestling delivered arguably the greatest match in the history of AEW Collision. In the main event, MJF defended his AEW World Championship against former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega. The two men wrestled a roughly thirty-minute classic that culminated with Friedman hitting a series of his best friend Adam Cole’s moves before putting away The Cleaner with his Heatseeker piledriver. The win puts Friedman just weeks away from hitting the one-year mark with the title, which he will have to defend against Jay White at the PPV he initially won it at, Full Gear, next month, one day before that milestone.
Sports TV Ratings reports that this past weekend’s AEW Collision drew an average overall audience of 472,000 viewers, with a .13 rating, or about 175,000 viewers in the key 18 – 49 demo. It was down 9% from last week’s average overall audience of 518,000 viewers and down 17% from last week’s .16 rating. The show saw very stiff competition against World Series Game Two, which drew an average overall audience of 8,153,000 viewers and a 1.55 rating. There was also a slew of big college football games that garnered millions of eyeballs.
Wrestlenomics reports that, despite the show seeing a dip in viewership, it did see an increase during the second hour, which featured the end of Friedman versus Omega. The highest overall viewership for the show came in the final quarter-hour, which drew an average audience of 567,000 people. About 217,000 of those in the key 18 – 29 demo, the high for the show in that coveted vertical.