FTR vs. MJF & Adam Cole leads AEW Collision to largest audience since premiere

Originally published at FTR vs. MJF & Adam Cole leads AEW Collision to largest audience since premiere

AEW Collision scored a big number this past Saturday with MJF & Adam Cole challenging FTR for the AEW Tag Team Championships.

The July 29 edition of Collision from Hartford averaged 739,000 viewers and 354,000 (0.27) in the 18-49 demographic – the show’s second-best numbers to date behind the premiere in June. (Data: Brandon Thurston from Wrestlenomics)

The show saw a major increase from the week prior a 20% increase in viewership and a 49% gain in the key demographic.

In the 18-49 demo, males skyrocketed by 64% to 249,000 viewers while female viewers in the demo saw a 24% uptick to 105,000.

Adults 18-34 increased by 28% which was due to male viewership in the demo increasing by 63% to 101,000. Females in the demo dropped from 36,000 to 24,000 which was the only weekly decline across the main demos.

Adults 35-49 jumped by 64% to 229,000 with large increases among both males and females in that category.

In many ways, it was the show’s most impressive numbers to date given it is week seven of the series and was going against big competition including the Women’s World Cup, the UFC 291 prelims, and the Terrance Crawford vs. Errol Spence card on Showtime pay-per-view.

The major match of the show was MJF & Adam Cole challenging FTR for the AEW tag titles with the numbers confirming that the challengers are the hottest act in the company.

During the final thirty minutes of the show when the match took place, viewership increased 23% and the 18-49 demographic jumped 25% from the 9:15-9:30 p.m. quarter, according to Wrestlenomics.

The final minutes of the show represented the peak quarter and included a one-minute overrun on TNT.

This Saturday’s show from Greenville will be the first head-to-head episode against a WWE premium live event with SummerSlam airing at the same time. Collision will feature CM Punk taking on Ricky Starks with Ricky Steamboat as the special referee. 

Keep the MJF/Cole storyline going. Great number, especially going against a solid overall UFC card

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I’m very interested to see what next week’s show does going head-to-head with Summerslam. I don’t think the number will mean anything, just interested.

Greatest storyline in wrestling by a mile. Hope they don’t break them up too soon

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Is TSN not airing on any of their channels anymore? I don’t see it listed anywhere for this weekend either. . I’ll usually watch on the app and can get it on demand there, but I prefer the tv. I guess they still have a lot of worthless countdowns to still re-air. That’s embarrassing if them. Nonetheless this was a very good number for COLLISION, & hopefully most weeks, they’ll be around 700,000. The network can’t deny it’s been a success so far.

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I was wondering the same thing and it is annoying it’s not on regular TV. I think we got spoiled early because so many of the Collision shows were in Canada to start.

But with these numbers TSN should probably look into airing it. Since it started I think Collision has been the consistently best wrestling show

This has already exceeded the Bloodline as best story in wrestling this year as far as I’m concerned.

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It’s not even close.

The BL storyline peaked in Montreal. It was great until then.

Then you hit WM and while the Usos losing was big, Cody wasn’t really involved in the BL. You should’ve called an audible and had the wrestlemania match With Roman incvolve the bloodline Civil War in someway. Cody could’ve waited until this year. It just kind of felt out of place switching from such an intense bloodline story to Cody and then trying to go back to the bloodline now where it just doesn’t ring as hot as it did back then.

Conversely, with MJF and Cole they haven’t hit their peak yet

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I don’t care which one anybody is enjoying more, but there is no basis for comparing a storyline that has dominated the main events and world title of a company for nearly three years with a storyline that is only a couple months old.

I’m not comparing the entirety of the storylines.

Right now and here I’m more invested in the MJF and Cole. And it shows - record ratings for Collison and Wembley going to break every WWE record.

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