AEW Collision Sees Rise In Viewers Against WWE NXT Deadline

This past Saturday night, WWE and AEW held their latest head-to-head matchup as NXT Deadline aired at the same time as AEW Collision. Once again, WWE dipped into its well of marquee names to draw eyeballs away from the AEW product, and this time, it was someone familiar to AEW fans: CM Punk.

The Second City Savior shared the ring with Shawn Michaels to start the premium live event, but it was a brief segment that led into the already-announced card. AEW countered with hard-hitting in-ring action, including two Continental Classic matches: Bryan Danielson versus Andrade El Idolo and Eddie Kingston versus Claudio Castagnoli.

Wrestlenomics reports that AEW Collision drew an average overall audience of 455,000 viewers, with a .14 rating in the P18 – 49 demo. That is a 1% increase in the average overall audience and 17% in key demo viewership from the week before. Compared to the last four weeks of AEW Collisions, it is flat with overall viewers and up an impressive 24% with P18 – 49 viewers.

Collision’s highest average overall viewership came at the top of the second hour, with roughly 491,000 fans tuned in; that quarter-hour featured the conclusion of Kenny Omega versus Ethan Page, which Omega won. The highest P18 – 49 viewership came in the final quarter-hour, with about 207,000 viewers in that key demo watching. The conclusion of Danielson versus El Idolo aired in the last fifteen minutes.