10/21 AEW Collision & Battle of The Belts Rating Numbers – The October 21 episode of AEW Collision experienced an uptick in viewership, averaging 518,000 viewers on TNT. This marked a 2.8 percent increase from the previous week, making it the most-watched episode since September 23.
In the 18-49 demographic, Collision achieved a 0.16 rating, a 14.3 percent improvement from the prior week. This rating ties as the second-highest since August 17.
It’s important to note that Collision faced strong competition from college football, which dominated the cable charts, as well as the MLB National League Championship Series on TBS. The latter proved to be the top non-football program on TV, drawing 4.6 million viewers and a 1.11 rating in the 18-49 demo.
Following Collision, Battle of the Belts VIII aired on TNT and averaged 397,000 viewers. This represented a 24.2 percent decrease in overall viewership and a 13.3 percent decline in the 18-49 demographic when compared to the previous episode that aired in July. This episode marked the second-lowest total audience of the eight Battle of the Belts specials and the fourth lowest 18-49 rating.
In terms of audience retention, the previous time both shows aired back-to-back on a Saturday, Battle of the Belts retained 90.5 percent of the Collision lead-in for overall viewers but only 75 percent in the 18-49 demographic. In the recent broadcast, the retention rate was 76.6 percent for overall viewers and 81.3 percent in the 18-49 demographic.
10/21 AEW Collision & Battle of The Belts Rating Numbers