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

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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. 

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