Originally published at AEW Collision declines against World Series, College Football
AEW Collision presented the first match between MJF and Kenny Omega this past Saturday but could not hold up against a heavy night of sports competition.
The audience fell by 9% this week while the 18-49 viewership dropped by 17% including females in the key demo decreasing from 70,000 to 51,000.
The largest decline was among the 18-34 demographic, decreasing by 26% from last week with females dropping from 32,000 to 22,000 and males falling from, 54,000 to 42,000.
Adults 35-54 saw an 11% drop, although men in the demo only had a small loss of 5% from the prior week.
It was a loaded night with Collision airing against Game 2 of the World Series and three college football games.
The Texas Rangers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks averaged 8,153,000 viewers and a 1.55 demo rating on Fox while Colorado vs. UCLA averaged 5,950,000 and 1.41, Ohio State vs. Wisconsin had 4,865,000 and 1.05, and Tennessee vs. Kentucky averaged 2,509,000 and 0.61 in head-to-head competition with Collision.
Collision included a 30+ minute match between MJF and Kenny Omega, which was announced three nights earlier with the story of Omega trying to stop MJF from topping his record as the longest-reigning champion in the promotion’s history.
This Saturday’s episode of Collision will not air head-to-head with WWE Crown Jewel, but will be airing on the same day and that did affect the July 1 episode of Collision when it aired on the same day as Money in the Bank from London, England.
In October, Collision averaged 462,000 viewers and 173,000 in the 18-49 demographic, which includes one episode beginning at 7 p.m. ET on October 7 on the same night as WWE Fastlane. Overall viewership compared with September saw a 6% increase while the demo was up by 2%.