IMPACT Wrestling sees viewership spike on its new night

Originally published at IMPACT Wrestling sees viewership spike on its new night

IMPACT Wrestling debut on Thursday nights on AXS TV featuring Kenny Omega wrestling led to a jump in the show’s viewership.

On a competitive night during WrestleMania Week and going against the second of NXT TakeOver, IMPACT increased 13.5 percent in viewers with 168,000 viewers while finishing with a 0.06 in the 18-49 demographic.

The show finished 115th for the day on cable, according to Showbuzz Daily.

It was IMPACT’s fourth-highest viewership figure of 2021 and equaled the February 16th episode for its best 18-49 demographic rating.

For the final four weeks on Tuesday nights, IMPACT had averaged 138,500 viewers and a 0.04 in the 18-49 demo.

The show featured Kenny Omega’s first wrestling match on the program since he began making appearances last December. In the main event, IMPACT Champion Rich Swann, Willie Mack & Eddie Edwards defeated Omega & The Good Brothers.

IMPACT announced the move to Thursdays on AXS TV right before WWE made the long-expected announcement that NXT would move to Tuesday nights, beginning next week.

Great rating thanks to the amazing AEW World Champion, Kenny Omega.