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Impact ratings down, viewership stays just above 100,000

Coming off their best numbers since moving time slots, Impact Wrestling ratings were down sharply this week.

Thursday night's episode averaged 101,000 viewers on Pop TV, down from 129,000 viewers for last week's special Final Hour episode. The rating in the 18-49 demo was a 0.01, down from last Thursday's 0.05.

Since moving to 10 p.m. Eastern time, the viewership numbers for Impact have been: 98,000, 105,000, 129,000, and 101,000.

This was the first episode from Impact's tapings in Las Vegas and featured an X Division title match between Brian Cage and Sami Callihan in the main event, with Cage announcing that he's cashing in the title for a shot at Johnny Impact's World Championship at January's Homecoming pay-per-view. Impact faced Matt Sydal in a non-title match on this week's show.

The Thursday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers was strong, with it drawing nearly 20 million combined viewers on Fox and the NFL Network. Last week's game drew over 17 million.

Next Thursday's Impact will air on Thanksgiving night and will feature Eli Drake's second annual Turkey Trot match.

Here's a look at Impact viewership since July's Slammiversary XVI PPV:

  • July 26 -- 299,000 (post-Slammiversary episode)
  • August 2 -- 248,000
  • August 9 -- 168,000
  • August 16 -- 210,000
  • August 23 -- 212,000
  • August 30 -- 225,000
  • September 6 -- 236,000
  • September 13 -- 258,000
  • September 20 -- 229,000
  • September 27 -- 222,000
  • October 4 -- 190,000
  • October 11 -- 183,000
  • October 18 -- 189,000 (post-Bound for Glory episode)
  • October 25 -- 98,000 (first episode after time slot change)
  • November 1 -- 105,000
  • November 8 -- 129,000
  • November 15 -- 101,000