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WWE News: Impact Wrestling garners lowest viewership of 2018

Johny Payne
21.70K   //    24 Feb 2018, 04:14 IST

Johnny Impact headlined this week's Impact Wrestling episode
Johnny Impact headlined this week's Impact Wrestling episode

What’s the story?

Per Showbuzz Daily, this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling garnered the promotion its lowest ratings of 2018.

Apparently, this week’s numbers saw a significant drop from that of last week’s episode. Besides, the comprehensive list of Impact Wrestling’s 2018 TV ratings has also been noted.

In case you didn’t know…

Impact Wrestling underwent a major change in January of 2017, as longtime owner Dixie Carter sold her majority shares of Impact Wrestling to Anthem Sports & Entertainment.

Subsequently, Impact Wrestling experienced several obstacles, as regards several top stars leaving & low fan-interest in the product, last year.

The heart of the matter

This week’s edition of Impact Wrestling (February 22nd, 2018) garnered 2,62,000 viewers which is down from last week’s episode (February 15th, 2018) that drew 3,00,000 viewers.

This week’s edition of Impact Wrestling was headlined by a number-1 contender’s match between Johnny Impact and EC3—which saw Johnny Impact emerge victorious.

Below is the comprehensive list of Impact Wrestling viewership in 2018—

·      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

What’s next?

The next episode of Impact Wrestling airs on Pop TV at 8pm ET on Thursday, March 1st.

Author’s take

Impact Wrestling seems to be struggling in the aftermath of multiple big name stars leaving the organization. In fact, not only did notable wrestlers part ways with the company, but also notable on-screen personalities/backstage executives such as Jeremy Borash have left for greener pastures.

Regardless, one simply cannot refute the fact that Impact Wrestling has a rich history, and could most definitely use that to its benefit as the promotion looks to grind towards glory in 2018.