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Impact Wrestling posts lowest ratings of 2018

Impact Wrestling's positive momentum coming out of Slammiversary XVI hasn't translated to much ratings success.

Last night's Impact averaged 248,000 total viewers on Pop TV, along with a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demo. That's the show's lowest audience of 2018 and down from last week's 299,000 viewers. There was a moderate post-PPV bump for last week's episode, with it up from the 275,000 that the Slammiversary go-home show did on July 19.

The previous low mark for Impact in 2018 was 254,000 viewers for the episode that aired on June 28.

Impact was also down in the year-over-year ratings, with the August 3, 2017 edition of the show having done 276,000 viewers.

Impact did face competition from the NFL last night. The first preseason game of the year averaged 6.67 million viewers on NBC.

Pentagon Jr. & Fenix defeated oVe in this week's event and Austin Aries, while dressed in street clothes, defended his title against Dustin Cameron (a student of Santino Marella's). Eddie Edwards challenging for Aries' title will air next Thursday.