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AEW Collision held its ground against WWE NXT Deadline & CM Punk

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The numbers are in for the Dec. 9 episode of AEW Collision on TNT.

They figured to be pretty bleak, considering Collision’s track record against WWE premium live events. Last Saturday it was NXT Deadline, and while it didn’t have a major main roster star in its main event (like when Becky Lynch helped No Mercy crush Collision back in September), WWE made it pretty clear during the day of the show that CM Punk would make an appearance.

It doesn’t seem to have made a difference, however. According to Wrestlenomics, the latest Collision drew an audience of 455,000 and did a .14 rating among 18-49 year olds. The rating is unchanged from the week before, and the overall viewership number is actually up. It’s a less than 1% week-to-week increase, but still... considering the show’s numbers every other time it aired on the same day as a WWE PLE, that’s a win.

Dec. 9 is the best Collision’s done airing directly opposite a WWE show in either metric. For episodes that shared a date with a WWE event, only the one that aired the night after Money in the Bank had a bigger overall audience. Not bad, especially considering this was also a pre-taped show.

We’ll see if they can build on that next week. In the meantime, here’s a look at each Collision’s viewership and demo rating over the course of its history:

* Aired on a Friday

For complete results from the latest Collision, check out our live blog here. To read a recap & review of the show, click here.

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