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AEW Collision rating suffers MASSIVELY up against WWE NXT No Mercy 2023 competition

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In the ever-evolving world of professional wrestling, television ratings are a significant barometer of a show’s success. Recently, AEW Collision found itself in a challenging position, going head-to-head with WWE NXT’s No Mercy event. The outcome? AEW Collision’s ratings took a substantial hit.

AEW Collision, in its bid to be a dominant force in the wrestling world, had been pulling in decent numbers recently. The September 23rd episode, for instance, garnered a viewership of 562,000, marking their highest in several months.

However, the September 30th episode saw a dramatic decline, registering only 304,000 viewers. This episode also attracted 93,000 viewers in the 18 to 49 demographic, a crucial segment for advertisers.

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AEW Collision Ratings: The NXT No Mercy Factor

The significant drop in AEW Collision’s viewership can be attributed to its direct competition with NXT’s No Mercy event.

Wrestling fans had to make a choice, and it seems a significant portion opted for the WWE offering. This head-to-head clash undoubtedly impacted AEW Collision’s numbers.

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AEW’s Previous Encounters with Competition

This isn’t the first time AEW Collision has faced stiff competition. On August 5th, they went up against WWE’s SummerSlam and drew an audience of 417,000.

Similarly, they faced WWE Payback earlier in September and secured a viewership of 324,000. These figures indicate that while AEW Collision has a dedicated fanbase, they still face challenges when up against WWE’s major events.

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Looking Ahead for AEW Collision

While the recent dip in viewership might be concerning, it’s essential to note that fluctuations in ratings are common in the wrestling industry.

AEW Collision has shown resilience in the past, bouncing back from similar challenges. With their commitment to delivering high-quality wrestling content, they are likely to regain their footing and continue to grow their audience.

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FAQ

  • Why did AEW Collision’s rating drop on September 30th?
    • AEW Collision went head-to-head with WWE NXT’s No Mercy event, leading to a significant decline in their viewership.
  • What was the viewership for AEW Collision’s September 30th episode?
    • The episode attracted 304,000 viewers, with 93,000 in the 18 to 49 demographic.
  • Has AEW Collision faced competition from WWE before?
    • Yes, AEW Collision has previously gone up against WWE events like SummerSlam and WWE Payback.
  • What can AEW Collision do to improve its ratings?
    • While fluctuations in ratings are common, AEW Collision can focus on unique storylines, star power, and fan engagement to boost its viewership.
  • Is the 18 to 49 demographic important for wrestling shows?
    • Yes, the 18 to 49 demographic is crucial for advertisers and is often used as a benchmark to gauge a show’s success.
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