AEW Collision fell in viewership and the key 18-49 rating this past Saturday, drawing 366,000 viewers and a 0.09 rating (116,000 viewers). The show also had a 0.05 in the 18-34 demographic.
Meanwhile, AEW Dynamite was also down in both viewership and rating. Dynamite drew 804,000 viewers and a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 key demo (353,000 viewers). The show also had a 0.20 in the 18-34 demographic.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has shared further details on the numbers for both Dynamite and Collision, including a look at each quarter hour.
Compared to AEW provides, fell 22.5% in viewers, 33.7% in 18-49, and 46.9% in 18-34.
The show records the lowest viewership since September 30 (against NXT No Mercy) and the third lowest viewership ever. AEW Collision had the second recorded (18-49) rating ever as well.
The show was #22 for the day and #7 in its time slot. It was behind Kansas vs. Iowa State football on ESPN (1,267,000/0.35), a Hallmark movie (1,800,000/0.17), NASCAR Infinity Series from Phoenix on USA (951,000/0.11), a movie on TBS (574,000/0.15), a movie on FX (428,000/0.10) and Patrol Live (656,000/0.09).
Collision had 25,000 in men 18-34 (down 40.5%), 8,000 in women 18-34 (down 63.6%), 51,000 in men 35-49 (down 38.6%) and 31,000 in women 35-49 (up 10.7%). The audience was 65.5% male in 18-49.
Q1: Swerve Strickland vs. AR Fox – 395,000 viewers, 121,000 in 18-49
Q2: Segments with Mogul Embassy, FTR, Ricky Starks, Big Bill, MJF, Kip Sabian, Workhorsemen, Roderick Strong & The Kingdom/Kingdom squash match – 352,000 viewers (down 43,000), 100,000 in 18-49 (down 21,000)
Q3: Mark Briscoe promo/Lance Archer vs. Darby Allin – 377,000 viewers (up 25,000), 111,000 in 18-49 (up 11,000)
Q4: Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale & Skye Blue segment/Swerve Strickland and Alex Abrahates segment/The Acclaimed and Daddy Ass segment – 364,000 viewers (down 13,000), 125,000 in 18-49 (up 14,000)
Q5: The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass vs. Dalton Castle & The Boys/Mark Briscoe, Keith Lee & Dustin Rhodes vs. Kip Sabian & The Workhorsemen – 376,000 viewers (up 12,000), 127,000 in 18-49 (up 2,000)
Q6: End of Briscoe, Lee & Rhodes vs. Sabian & Workhorsemen/Briscoe promo/Willow Nightingale vs. Emi Sakura – 363,000 viewers (down 13,000), 111,000 in 18-49 (down 16,000)
Q7: End of Nightingale vs. Sakura/Samoa Joe & Keith Lee segment/FTR & LFI vs. Gates of Agony, Big Bill & Ricky Starks – 346,000 viewers (down 19,000), 109,000 in 18-49 (down 2,000)
Q8: End of FTR & LFI vs. Gates of Agony, Big Bill & Ricky Starks – 354,000 viewers (up 8,000), 118,000 in 18-49 (up 9,000)
Overrun: Post-match brawl – 410,000 viewers (up 56,000), 182,000 in 18-49 (up 64,000)
AEW Dynamite was #5 for the night and #2 in its time slot, behind the NBA on ESPN. The show also had competition from the Country Music Awards on ABC (6,840,000/0.88), The Republican Party debate on NBC (6,863,000/0.71), and Survivor on CBS (4,527,000/0.71).
AEW was the top non-sports show on cable, i.e. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo (961,000/0.26).
Compared to the previous episode, AEW Dynamite was down 3.4% in viewers, down 3.6% in 18-49 and down 4.8% in 18-34. Compared to last year, the show was down 13.5% in viewers, down 14.3% in 18-49 and down 15.2% in 18-34. It had 100,000 in men 18-34 (down 3.8%), 39,000 in women 18-34 (down 9.3%), 157,000 in men 35-49 (down 3.7%) and 65,000 in women 35-49 (up 8.3%). The audience was 72.8% male in 18-49.
Q1: MJF, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong & The Kingdom, Daniel Garcia & 2.0 segment/MJF vs. Daniel Garcia – 892,000 viewers, 355,000 in 18-49
Q2: End of MJF vs. Garcia/Mark Briscoe video/Sting & Darby Allin vs. Outrunners – 827,000 viewers (down 65,000), 351,000 in 18-49 (down 4,000)
Q3: Toni Storm & Hikaru Shida segment/Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Swerve Strickland – 814,000 viewers (down 13,000), 372,000 in 18-49 (up 21,000)
Q4: End of Penta vs. Swerve/Adam Page attacks Swerve/Kenny Omega video/Omega & Chris Jericho & Young Bucks segment – 818,000 viewers (up 4,000), 381,000 in 18-49 (up 9,000)
Q5: Samoa Joe vs. Keith Lee/Joe vacates ROH TV title/Orange Cassidy promo – 866,000 viewers (up 48,000), 394,000 in 18-49 (up 13,000)
Q6: The Gunns vs. The Bollywood Boyz/Jon Moxley promo/Red Velvet vs. Julia Hart – 769,000 viewers (down 97,000), 340,000 in 18-49 (down 54,000)
Q7: End of Velvet vs. Hart/Mariah May segment – 696,000 viewers (down 73,000), 290,000 in 18-49 (down 50,000)
Q8: Mark Briscoe vs. Jay White – 750,000 viewers (up 54,000), 341,000 in 18-49 (up 51,000)
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AEW Collision and AEW Dynamite, two popular wrestling shows, experienced a decline in viewership and ratings in their recent episodes. This article will provide an overview of the numbers for both shows and analyze the possible reasons behind the decrease in viewership.
Starting with AEW Collision, the show drew 366,000 viewers and had a 0.09 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, with 116,000 viewers. Additionally, it received a 0.05 rating in the 18-34 demographic. These numbers indicate a significant drop compared to previous episodes.
According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW Collision saw a decline of 22.5% in viewers, 33.7% in the 18-49 demographic, and 46.9% in the 18-34 demographic. This episode recorded the lowest viewership since September 30 and had the second-lowest recorded rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The show ranked #22 for the day and #7 in its time slot. It faced tough competition from other programs such as Kansas vs. Iowa State football on ESPN, a Hallmark movie, NASCAR Infinity Series from Phoenix on USA, and various other movies and TV shows.
Analyzing the quarter-hour breakdown of AEW Collision, it is evident that certain segments performed better than others. For example, the first quarter featuring Swerve Strickland vs. AR Fox attracted 395,000 viewers and 121,000 in the 18-49 demographic. On the other hand, the second quarter experienced a decline in viewership and ratings.
Moving on to AEW Dynamite, the show drew 804,000 viewers and had a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 key demo, with 353,000 viewers. It also received a 0.20 rating in the 18-34 demographic. Although AEW Dynamite ranked #5 for the night and #2 in its time slot, it faced tough competition from the NBA on ESPN, the Country Music Awards on ABC, and Survivor on CBS.
Compared to the previous episode, AEW Dynamite experienced a decline of 3.4% in viewers, 3.6% in the 18-49 demographic, and 4.8% in the 18-34 demographic. Compared to the same time last year, the show saw a decline of 13.5% in viewers, 14.3% in the 18-49 demographic, and 15.2% in the 18-34 demographic.
Analyzing the quarter-hour breakdown of AEW Dynamite, certain segments performed better than others. For example, the first quarter featuring MJF vs. Daniel Garcia attracted 892,000 viewers and 355,000 in the 18-49 demographic. However, there was a decline in viewership and ratings during the sixth and seventh quarters.
The decline in viewership and ratings for both AEW Collision and AEW Dynamite can be attributed to various factors. One possible reason is the strong competition from other sports events and popular TV shows that aired at the same time. Additionally, viewer fatigue and lack of compelling storylines or matches could have contributed to the decline.
It is important to note that these numbers represent a single episode and do not necessarily indicate a long-term trend. Wrestling promotions often experience fluctuations in viewership and ratings, and it will be interesting to see how AEW addresses these challenges in future episodes.
In conclusion, AEW Collision and AEW Dynamite experienced a decline in viewership and ratings in their recent episodes. The competition from other sports events and TV shows, along with possible viewer fatigue and lack of engaging content, could be contributing factors. It remains to be seen how AEW will respond to these challenges and regain its viewership in the upcoming episodes.