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AEW Collision’s Viewing Numbers Recovering: Analyzing the Impact of College Football Competition

This past Saturday, renewed attention turned to AEW Collision with the episode pulling in a significant average of 476,000 viewers on its TNT platform. This represented an upswing of 38% comparative to an all-time series low from the preceding week. As a result, Saturday’s viewership tied for the fourth-lowest audience total since the show premiered in June.

This increase in viewership proves noteworthy, placing the episode 14th on the cable chart, garnering a 0.15 rating within the 18-49 demo. This indicates a 36.4% surge from the past week, another fourth-lowest achievement for the wrestling show. Interestingly, the three lowest recorded ratings coincided with days that WWE also ran pay-per-view events.

It was a tough Saturday for Collision, as the cable charts were predominantly claimed by college football broadcasts. A staggering 11 out of the top 12 shows fell into the sports category, with the sole non-sport entry being the women’s US Open final, which secured third place with a 0.72 rating. Meanwhile, all five broadcast networks ran college football games, but failed to attract the eight million-viewership ESPN raked in for its Alabama versus Texas match.

This suggests that Collision’s viewer numbers face stiff competition from college football’s popularity. Even in light of the competition, the past 11 weeks of viewership analysis for Collision alongside a 10-week average reveal this episode scored 9.2 percent lower on overall viewers and 11.8 percent lower in the 18-49 demo.

Further consolidated figures reveal that September 9th’s episode of Collision on TNT, which reported the aftermath of All Out and the show’s retreat from centering around CM Punk, gained 476,000 viewers and a rating of 0.15 in the 18-49 demographic. Notably, these numbers portray a subtle increase from last week. This contrasts with Collision’s attempts to keep pace with WWE’s Payback premium live event and the inaugural major weekend of the college football season.

So, what’s next for Collision? The upcoming sporting clash on ESPN, Florida versus Tennessee, will test whether Collision can withstand across-the-board heavyweights. Be sure to get an update on how AEW fares next Saturday. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the steady rhythm of Collision’s viewership and demo rating from its inception to its current points.

Let’s zoom in on Collision’s performance over its brief life span: June 17 registered 816k – 0.33 viewers, June 24 witnessed 595K – 0.21, July 1 saw 452K – 0.13, July 8 scored 580K – 0.21, July 15 held 579K – 0.20, July 22 administered 618K – 0.18, July 29 accrued 739K – .27, August 5 racked up 417K – 0.13, August 12 tallied 476K – 0.17, August 19 Triumphed 482K – 0.17, August 26 552K – 0.16, September 2 345K – 0.11 and finally, September 9 obtained 476K – 0.15.

Stay tuned for more comprehensive coverage of Collision including full results, show recaps, reviews and video highlights.

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