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Impact Wrestling News; Impact Wrestling garners highest viewership since mid-2017, with baseball bat segment

Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
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7.89K   //    03 Mar 2018, 04:29 IST

This week's edition of Impact Wrestling saw the return of Taya Valkyrie (Right)
This week's edition of Impact Wrestling saw the return of Taya Valkyrie (Right)

What’s the story?

Per Showbuzz Daily, this week’s edition of Impact Wrestling has garnered its highest viewership since July of last year.

After drawing the lowest ratings of 2018 last week, Impact Wrestling seems to have bounced back with the highest ratings for its show this year.

In case you didn’t know…

This week’s episode of Impact Wrestling focused on LAX, Laurel Van Ness marrying the Knockouts title belt but getting interrupted by Allie, as well as a few other segments.

The show also featured the return of Taya Valkyrie who cut a promo on Rosemary and proceeded to attack the latter.

The heart of the matter

The primary focus of this week’s edition of Impact Wrestling was the graphic segment featuring Eddie Edwards getting his face busted with a baseball bat, courtesy Sami Callihan.

The segment is said to have been an accident, as Callihan slammed the bat on a steel chair while said chair was placed on top of Edwards.

The baseball bat ricocheted and went on to hit the latter with considerable force; busting him open.

Intriguingly, experts believe that several fans tuned in owing to the baseball bat segment—something that has received considerable coverage ever since the tapings took place.

Below are the Impact Wrestling viewership details for this year—

January 4th Episode: 309,000 viewers

January 11th Episode: 276,000 viewers

January 18th Episode: 309,000 viewers

January 25th Episode: 310,000 viewers (Genesis edition)

February 1st Episode: 319,000 viewers (Reboot)

February 8th Episode: 294,000 viewers

February 15th Episode: 300,000 viewers

February 22nd Episode: 262,000 viewers

March 1st Episode: 365,000 viewers

The July 13th, 2017 episode of Impact Wrestling garnered 3,74,000 viewers whereas this week’s edition (March 1st, 2018) received a viewership of 3,65,000.

What’s next?

Next week’s episode of Impact Wrestling airs Thursday night at 8/7 C on Pop TV on March 8th.

Author’s take

Impact Wrestling seems to have benefitted from the baseball bat segment.

The segment was pretty brutal, however, is said to be unintentional. Here’s hoping Impact Wrestling can capitalise on this momentum, and regain its former glory. 

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Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Martial artist and combat Lover from Goa, India. Can be reached at johnypayne121@gmail.com
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