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AEW Collision Ratings: Early Overnights show MAJOR drop (17/11/23)

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The latest figures for AEW Collision’s episode on November 17, 2023, at least the overnights, have revealed a significant drop in viewership.

This decline comes as AEW Collision went head-to-head with WWE SmackDown, a move influenced by the scheduling of the Full Gear pay-per-view.

AEW Collision Ratings: Struggle Against WWE SmackDown

AEW Collision, which has been a staple in the wrestling community, faced a tough challenge competing with WWE SmackDown.

The November 17th episode of Collision attracted a viewership of 251,000, according to Alfred Konuwa of Forbes, a stark contrast to WWE SmackDown’s robust 2.22 million viewers.

This marked a 37% decrease from AEW Collision’s previous week’s viewership, which itself hadn’t crossed the 400k mark.

AEW Collision: Analyzing the Viewership Trends

The viewership trends for Collision over recent weeks paint a concerning picture. The November 11th episode drew 396,000 viewers, showing an 8% increase from its predecessor.

However, the November 4th episode had only attracted 356,000 viewers, with 110k in the key 18 to 49 demographic, down by 25% from the week before.

This fluctuation in numbers indicates a struggle to maintain a consistent audience, but this week’s should be beaten next week as the show returns to its usual Saturday timeslot.


  • What was the viewership for Collision on November 17, 2023?
    • The episode drew 251,000 viewers.
  • How did this compare to WWE SmackDown’s viewership?
    • WWE SmackDown attracted 2.22 million viewers, significantly higher than AEW Collision.
  • What was the percentage drop in viewership for Collision compared to the previous week?
    • There was a 37% decrease in viewership from the previous week.
  • Why did Collision schedule its episode against WWE SmackDown?
    • This was due to the scheduling of the Full Gear pay-per-view.
  • What does this viewership trend indicate for Collision?
    • It suggests a need for more effective strategies to maintain and grow its audience.
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