IMPACT Wrestling Draws Highest Audience In A Year

Mickie James IMPACT Knockouts World Champion

IMPACT Wrestling’s weekly television show has drawn its highest audience since February 2021.

As reported by ShowBuzzDaily, the 27 January broadcast of IMPACT’s weekly AXS TV programme was watched by 182,000 viewers. Furthermore, it drew a 0.05 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, ultimately finishing 104th out of cable originals for the evening. This is an improvement from the previous week’s broadcast, which drew a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demo, with a total audience of 126,000 viewers.

This marks the highest-rated IMPACT weekly episode since its 16 February 2021 episode, which drew 197,000 viewers for a 0.06 rating in the key demo. The episode ranked 117th in cable originals that night. It also marked the highest-rated IMPACT episode since the promotion moved to Thursday nights on 8 April last year. That episode only garnered 168,000 viewers, despite marking Kenny Omega’s IMPACT television in-ring debut.

Despite being pre-taped, the Anthem-helmed promotion has maintained a 100,000+ viewership number for its weekly product throughout 2022, with a gradual weekly increase. Beginning at 104,000 with the pre-Hard To Kill episode on 6 January, it also attained a viewership of 111,000 on 13 January, and, as mentioned, 126,000 on 20 January.

The 27 January episode was bolstered by the arrival of Bullet Club’s Jay White, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Loa, who had been teased ahead of time, as well as Mickie James’ knockouts division address, mere days before she entered WWE’s women’s Royal Rumble match.