Danielson & Omega matches help AEW Collision numbers against NXT Deadline

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AEW Collision hit its six-week high in overall viewership while airing against NXT Deadline.

The December 9 episode was taped earlier in the week in Montreal and averaged 455,000 viewers and 186,000 (0.14) in the 18-49 demographic, per Wrestlenomics.

The audience stayed flat from the week prior while the 18-49 audience saw a minor 2% drop from 190,000 last week.

The number held up surprisingly well given the impact that WWE and NXT premium live events have had on Collision along with the normal college football competition.

The last time Collision aired an NXT premium live event was on September 30 with Collision averaging 327,000 viewers and 106,000 (0.08) in the demo.

In the 18-49 demo this week, males averaged 142,000 with a 4% increase and females fell from 53,000 to 44,000.

Adults 18-34 saw a 5% increase to 68,000 including males growing from 36,000 to 49,000 while females dropped from 29,000 to 19,000.

Adults 35-49 averaged 118,000 and represented a 6% decline from the previous week.

The show aired on TSN 2 in Canada and averaged approximately 12,000 viewers and 4,000 in the 25-54 demographic.

Wrestlenomics reported two major spikes during the show. The peak for overall viewership occurred between 9 – 9:15 p.m. ET for Kenny Omega vs. Ethan Page and a backstage segment with Miro and CJ Perry with 491,000 viewers. The peak in the 18-49 audience was during the final quarter for Bryan Danielson vs. Andrade El Idolo at 207,000, which just edged out the Omega vs. Page quarter at 206,000 in the demo.

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