In the competitive landscape of professional wrestling TV programming, All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) ‘Collision’ has recently shown promising signs of resilience in viewership. Despite being challenged by high-profile events, AEW’s continued draw indicates a potential revitalization for the show’s audience engagement.
According to Wrestlenomics, ‘AEW Collision’ maintained its viewership momentum, capturing 455,000 total viewers with a 0.14 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic. Remarkably consistent with the prior week’s figures, this level of steadiness in viewership is particularly notable given the fierce competition from NXT Deadline and the NBA InSeason tournament finals that aired during the same time slot.
The stability in ratings is considered a victory for AEW, especially when reflecting on the recent struggles with lower audience numbers in the past months. The slight increase in overall viewership from last week marks the highest count ‘Collision’ has seen since October and shines a light on a successful trend for the series. Furthermore, ‘Collision’ outperformed its own viewership stats from the last NXT premium live event (PLE), surpassing the July 1st show which attracted 452,000 viewers and a 0.13 demographic rating in the 18-49 group.
Historically, ‘AEW Collision’ averaged around 368,000 viewers with a 0.10 rating in the key demographic when squared up against WWE’s premium live events. The consistency seen in the recent episodes appears to signal a solid and growing interest in AEW’s offering.
The content of ‘Collision’ further proves significant, with the Blue League of the Continental Classic tournament featuring high-caliber matches such as Eddie Kingston’s triumph over Claudio Castagnoli and Andrade El Idolo’s victory against Bryan Danielson. The focus on this tournament adds a competitive edge that is likely contributing to the audience’s maintained attention.
Looking ahead, ‘Collision’ is set with yet another challenge — this time outside the wrestling realm. The show will compete for viewers with an NFL game as the Detroit Lions face the Denver Broncos on the same night ‘Collision’ is scheduled to air. The wrestling promotion will have to bolster its programming to hold the line against the American football juggernaut.
Whether AEW’s ‘Collision’ can continue to draw in viewers despite these challenges remains to be seen. However, the latest viewership figures offer a positive outlook for the wrestling show’s traction with its audience and the potential for growth in a highly competitive entertainment market.