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Impact Wrestling ratings fall against competition from WWE


A week after posting their second-best numbers since debuting on Pop TV, Impact Wrestling viewership was down big for Thursday night's episode.

Last night's Impact averaged 294,000 viewers, down from the previous week's 399,000. The reason for the drop was most likely due to competition from WWE programming. WWE's special on the greatest moments in WrestleMania history aired on the USA Network opposite the first hour of Impact and did 746,000 viewers.

The WWE special garnered a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demo, with Impact doing a 0.06. WWE finished 26th for the night on cable and Impact was 128th.

The last time Impact faced competition from WWE, their viewership fell to 161,000 against Tribute to the Troops last December.

This week's Impact featured Eli Drake vs. Moose in the main event, with both their World and Tag Team title shot briefcases from Feast or Fired on the line.

Impact has a show with Lucha Underground at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans tonight as part of WrestleMania week. It streams live on Impact's Twitch channel at 10 p.m. Eastern time.