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Impact Wrestling ratings down from Thursday debut

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Coming off last week's Thursday debut, Impact Wrestling viewership was down 21 percent last night.

Last night's Impact averaged 132,000 viewers on AXS TV, down from the 168,000 viewers that the show's Thursday debut averaged the previous week. Last week's Impact featured Kenny Omega wrestling on the show, with him teaming with The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) against Rich Swann, Willie Mack & Eddie Edwards in a six-man tag team main event. Last week's Impact went against NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night two, which aired live on Peacock.

This Thursday's Impact was headlined by a press conference with AEW World Champion Omega and Impact World Champion Swann ahead of their title vs. title match at Impact Wrestling's Rebellion pay-per-view on Sunday, April 25.

In the 18-49 demo, Impact drew a 0.04 rating. That's down from the 0.06 rating the show drew last week.

Impact ranked 138th for the night on cable in 18-49. Last week's episode ranked 115th.

Vice TV's Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential, which moved to Thursdays starting this week, ranked 134th on cable in 18-49 last night. It averaged 130,000 viewers overall and drew a 0.04 rating in 18-49.

Here's a look at Impact ratings since the start of December:

  • December 1 -- 166,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)
  • December 8 (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)