With a way of urgency hovering over AEW on Saturday nights, AEW Collision has settled into the 600,000-range by means of one month of programming.
AEW Collision drew 580,000 viewers, up 28% from Week 3. Collision garnered a 0.21 ranking in 18-49, up 62% from the week prior. Collision ranked No. 5 on cable.
Collision’s fourth week was a big litmus take a look at for the brand new, however already struggling present. Collision’s viewership has seen steep dropoffs in every of its first three weeks, going from an impressive 816,000 in its premiere to a scary-low 452,000 viewers final week. Viewership eroded so rapidly, AEW apologists have already started piecing together DVR numbers save face.
No such DVR excuses existed for SmackDown, which pulled nearly one million viewers in 18-49 for the Bloodline’s Tribal Court docket. At its peak, the published drew almost three million viewers in the course of the critically acclaimed phase. Including DVR numbers to such meaty scores would have been like pouring syrup on a birthday cake.
AEW Collision Week 4 Rankings
- AEW Collision Whole Viewership | 580,000
- AEW Collision 18-49 Score | 0.21
A pivotal Week 4 broadcast of AEW Collision was headlined by CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe. The match served as Web Wrestling Catnip, tailored for AEW’s hardcore viewers. Collision doubled down on IWC consolation meals with a close to half-hour banger of a tag group match between FTR and Bullet Membership Gold (Jay White and Juice Robinson).
AEW Collision had a frightening night time, each when it comes to televised competitors and dwell attendance. By bell time, under 2,000 tickets had been distributed contained in the Brandt Heart in Regina. There might need been extra individuals contained in the Octagon throughout Robbie Lawler’s retirement speech. After all, Collision confronted powerful head-to-head competitors from UFC 290 prelims on ABC and ESPN.
“It’s actually powerful competitors for the present, however that is the one the place—you recognize—it’s a quantity everybody’s going to have a look at as a result of that is in all probability the true defining variety of Collision,” stated Dave Meltzer on “Wrestling Observer Radio.”
Final week’s 452,000 viewers for Collision mirrored that of AEW Rampage, a lame-duck entity which drew 450,000 viewers on June 30. It’s is protected to imagine that Collision—a present constructed round CM Punk—is AEW’s new B-show, and one which successfully cannibalized Rampage. However the nearer Collision’s viewership involves Rampage, the extra it’ll come off as extra of a C+ present.
Collision drew a stable quantity on the power of a nostalgic, pay-per-view caliber feud between two previous ROH rivals in CM Punk and Samoa Joe. With head-to-head competitors hardly scratching the floor, nevertheless, it feels too early to be in panic mode as this week’s broadcast got here with a “due or die” really feel, simply 4 weeks in.