UFC 292 prelims top cable on Saturday, AEW Collision's performance after ten weeks

Originally published at UFC 292 prelims top cable on Saturday, AEW Collision's performance after ten weeks

AEW Collision performed nearly identically to the previous week’s episode while airing against the NFL pre-season and UFC 292 preliminary card.

The August 19 episode of Collision from Lexington averaged 482,000 viewers and 223,000 (0.17) in the 18-49 demographic, which ranked #13 among cable originals (Spoiler TV, Wrestlenomics)

Last week’s episode averaged 476,000 viewers and 223,000 in 18-49.

Saturday’s cable numbers were led by the UFC 292 prelims with 1,235,000 (0.51 in 18-49) on ESPN featuring Chris Weidman vs. Brad Tavares in the featured fight. Collision also aired against the NFL pre-season coverage on the NFL Network, which averaged 1,561,000 viewers (0.43), and On Patrol Live with 872,000 (0.19).

In the 18-49 demo, they were identical to the previous week’s figures among males and females.

Adults 18-34 went from 75,000 to 78,000 this week, while adults 35-49 went from 148,000 to 146,000.

Wrestlenomics reported the quarter-hour performance with the peak viewership and the demo occurring in the opening fifteen minutes with 544,000 viewers and 240,000 in 18-49. It fell 16% in viewers and 13% in the demo in the second quarter. The final fifteen minutes of the show increased viewership by 14% from the previous quarter for the conclusion of Christian Cage vs. Darby Allin.

After ten episodes, AEW Collision is averaging 580,000 viewers and 261,000 (0.20) in 18-49. Outside of the debut episode on June 17, the most-watched episode was on July 29 for the FTR vs. MJF & Adam Cole tag title match, which averaged 729,000 viewers and 354,000 in the demo. The least-watched episode was the taped show from Hamilton that aired on July 1, although the lowest episode in the demo was on August 5 for the show airing against SummerSlam.