AEW Collision sees rise in viewership but decline in demo for taped show

Originally published at AEW Collision sees rise in viewership but decline in demo

AEW Collision saw a four-week viewership high, which was offset by a three-week low in the key demographic for Saturday’s taped program.

The August 26 edition of Collision on the eve of All In averaged 552,000 viewers and 203,000 (0.16) in the 18-49 demographic on TNT – its highest viewership since July 29, but its lowest 18-49 audience since August 5. (Data: Brandon Thurston at Wrestlenomics)

This week’s viewership was up by 15% from last week while the 18-49 audience fell by 9%. In the 18-49 demo, it was their lowest audience in the history of the show behind the August 5 episode airing against SummerSlam and the taped show on July 1 from Hamilton.

In the key demo breakdown, female viewership rose by 17% from 59,000 to 69,000 this week while males fell by 18% from 164,000 to 138,000.

Adults 18-34 experienced a 23% drop led by male viewership falling from 54,000 to 39,000 while the drop for women was less significant from 23,000 to 21,000.

Adults 35-49 only declined by 2% and saw a 33% rise with women while men dropped by 14% this week.

This past Saturday’s episode was a taped edition from Duluth, Georgia last week and included an “All-Star Eight-Man Tag” with CM Punk, Darby Allin, Sting & Hook against Jay White, Swerve Strickland, Luchasaurua & Brian Cage.

Wrestlenomics listed the median viewer age of Saturday’s show at 53.2, which would be the third highest in the history of the show since its premiere on June 17.

The Countdown to All In special aired immediately after Collision and averaged 247,000 viewers and 82,000 (0.06) in the 18-49 demographic on TNT. It was the most-watched Countdown special for AEW since May 2022 going into Double or Nothing that year.

Collision returns with a live episode this Saturday night from the United Center in Chicago on the night before All Out but will be airing head-to-head against the WWE Payback premium live event.