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Ratings notes: Dark Side of the Ring season premiere, Impact Wrestling

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Last night's season three premiere of Dark Side of the Ring drew the third-best viewership in the show's history.

Dark Side of the Ring's two-part Brian Pillman documentary averaged 272,000 viewers on Vice TV last night. The rating in the 18-49 demo was a 0.09.

Only last season's finale on Owen Hart and last season's two-part premiere on Chris Benoit have drawn better viewership for Dark Side of the Ring.

Last night's episode of Impact Wrestling averaged 123,000 viewers on AXS TV. That's up slightly from the 120,000 viewers that last week's Impact averaged. The rating in the 18-49 demo was a 0.04, down from last week's 0.05 rating.

Last week's Impact went against night one of the NFL Draft.

The second hour of Impact went head-to-head with the first hour of Dark Side of the Ring's Pillman documentary last night.

In the 18-49 demo, Dark Side of the Ring ranked 74th on cable last night. Impact ranked 125th.

Next Thursday's Dark Side of the Ring documentary is focused on Nick Gage, while next Thursday's Impact is the go-home show for the promotion's Under Siege Impact Plus special.

Here's a look at Dark Side of the Ring ratings throughout the show's history:

Season one --

  • Macho Man & Ms. Elizabeth -- 154,000 viewers (0.06 rating in 18-49)
  • The Montreal Screwjob -- 181,000 viewers (0.07 rating in 18-49)
  • Bruiser Brody -- 214,000 viewers (0.07 rating in 18-49)
  • The Von Erich family -- 234,000 viewers (0.08 rating in 18-49)
  • Gino Hernandez -- 225,000 viewers (0.08 rating in 18-49)
  • The Fabulous Moolah -- 200,000 viewers (0.07 rating in 18-49)

Season two --

  • Chris Benoit -- 320,000 viewers (0.14 rating in 18-49)
  • New Jack -- 229,000 viewers (0.11 rating in 18-49)
  • Brawl for All -- 226,000 viewers (0.09 rating in 18-49)
  • Jimmy Snuka -- 209,000 viewers (0.09 rating in 18-49)
  • Dino Bravo -- 221,000 viewers (0.10 rating in 18-49)
  • David Schultz -- 255,000 viewers (0.11 rating in 18-49)
  • Herb Abrams -- 246,000 viewers (0.10 rating in 18-49)
  • The Road Warriors -- 264,000 viewers (0.12 rating in 18-49)
  • Owen Hart -- 349,000 viewers (0.18 rating in 18-49)

Season three --

  • Brian Pillman -- 272,000 viewers (0.09 rating in 18-49)

And here are Impact's ratings since the start of December:

  • December 1 -- 166,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)
  • December 8 (Kenny Omega's first Impact appearance) -- 221,000 viewers (0.08 rating in 18-49)
  • December 15 -- 177,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • December 22 (Best of 2020 part one) -- 133,000 viewers (0.03 rating in 18-49)
  • December 29 (Best of 2020 part two) -- 103,000 viewers (0.01 rating in 18-49)
  • January 5 -- 148,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • January 12 -- 161,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)
  • January 19 -- 147,000 viewers (0.03 rating in 18-49)
  • January 26 -- 186,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)
  • February 2 -- 173,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)
  • February 9 -- 153,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • February 16 (Juice Robinson and David Finlay's first Impact appearance) -- 197,000 viewers (0.06 rating in 18-49)
  • February 23 -- 170,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • March 2 -- 134,000 viewers (0.03 rating in 18-49)
  • March 9 -- 144,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • March 16 -- 146,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • March 23 -- 116,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • March 30 -- 149,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • April 8 (first Thursday episode, Omega in action) -- 168,000 viewers (0.06 rating in 18-49)
  • April 15 -- 132,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
  • April 22 -- 145,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)
  • April 29 -- 120,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)
  • May 6 -- 123,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)