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Impact Wrestling viewership down for third straight week

Impact Wrestling viewership was down for the third straight week on Thursday night.

Thursday's Impact averaged 299,000 viewers on Pop TV, a slight decline from last week's 308,000. Impact again went against the NBA and NHL playoffs, but the previous Thursday also had competition from the first night of the NFL draft.

The rating in the 18-49 demo was steady at 0.07.

The episode featured a lucha libre rules six-man tag match between DJ Z, Andrew Everett & Dezmond Xavier and Drago, Aerostar & El Hijo Del Fantasma, Matt Sydal successfully defending his X Division title against Taiji Ishimori, and a Su Yung vs. Rosemary main event that never got started as a brawl broke out and Rosemary was put into a casket. Next week's show has Pentagon Jr. defending the Impact World Championship against Eli Drake.

During this same week last year, Impact averaged 260,000 viewers.

Here's a look at Impact viewership since March 29th, which was the show's highest number since the Hardys' Final Deletion from July 2016:

  • March 29th --- 399,000
  • April 5th -- 294,000 (competition from a WWE special on the greatest moments in WrestleMania history)
  • April 12th -- 381,000
  • April 19th -- 373,000
  • April 26th -- 308,000
  • May 3rd -- 299,000