AEW Collision draws largest audience since Feb. 10 after one week pre-emption

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After one week off, AEW Collision returned with an episode from Canada featuring a TNT title defense, and The BCC teaming with Katsuyori Shibata.

The March 30 edition from London, Ontario, averaged 458,000 viewers and 149,000 (0.11) in the 18-49 demographic, per Wrestlenomics.

The viewership rose by seventeen percent from the March 16 episode and was the program’s highest since February 10. The 18-49 audience dropped by seven percent and was Collision’s lowest since February 24.

The audience was all over the place as females in the 18-49 demo dropped by thirty-eight percent from 47,000 to 29,000 this week compared with males in the category rising by six percent to 120,000 from two weeks ago.

Adults 18-34 averaged 66,000 viewers, which was back to a normal level after plummeting to 28,000 on March 16.

Adults 35-49 experienced a thirty-seven percent decrease to 83,000 viewers with males falling from 93,000 to 70,000 and females seeing a drop from 39,000 to 13,000.

The card was headlined by Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli of The BCC teaming with Katsuyori Shibata against The Righteous & Lance Archer and opened with Matt Cardona answering the Cope Open Challenge and challenging Adam Copeland for the TNT title.

The show aired on TSN 2 in Canada and averaged 51,000 viewers and 27,000 in the 25-54 demographic. The show was ahead of the UFC Fight Night card on Sportsnet 360, which averaged 20,000 viewers and 12,000 in the demo for the main card and 19,000 and 8,000 respectively for the prelims.

This weekend’s episode of Collision will be taped in Worcester on Wednesday and will be airing at approximately 11:30 p.m. ET on TNT following the network’s coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament.

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