“Eric Bischoff Explains Why Latest AEW Collision Numbers Shouldn’t Raise Concerns, According to Wrestling Inc.”

## Why Eric Bischoff Says Latest AEW Collision Numbers Are Not Worrisome

### Former WCW President Eric Bischoff provides insight into the recent decline in AEW Collision ratings.

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#### A Steep Dive in Ratings

– AEW Collision ratings experienced a significant drop, averaging 452,000 viewers for its third episode.
– The decline has raised concerns among fans and industry experts.

#### Fourth of July Weekend Factor

– Eric Bischoff believes the decline in viewership can be attributed to the Fourth of July weekend.
– He states that fewer people tend to watch television during this holiday weekend.
– Bischoff suggests that this factor should not cause panic but rather awareness.

#### Evaluating Performance

– Bischoff plans to assess this week’s episode to determine the show’s actual performance.
– If the numbers for this week’s “Collision” are similar to the Fourth of July episode, he believes there might be a problem.
– TNT may need to reconsider its promotion strategy for “Collision” if the decline continues.

#### Concerns for the Future

– Bischoff expresses concern about the upcoming fall season, particularly with the return of college football.
– He emphasizes the need for AEW President Tony Khan to keep the show compelling and episodic.
– Building a dedicated fanbase will be crucial to sustaining viewership during the busy fall schedule.

#### Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments

– This week’s “Collision” will feature semifinal matches in the men’s and women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments.
– These matches are expected to add excitement and draw in viewers.

*If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit “Strictly Business” with an h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.*

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