Impact Wrestling posts best ratings since Final Deletion
Impact Wrestling’s positive ratings trend continued this week as the company posted its highest viewership since The Hardys’ Final Deletion match.
Last night’s episode averaged 399,000 viewers on Pop TV, up from the 362,000 that Impact did the previous week. That’s Impact’s highest number of 2018 and tops all of their shows from last year. The Final Deletion, which had Matt Hardy facing Jeff Hardy in the first match of its kind from the Hardy Compound, drew 410,000 viewers on July 5th, 2016.
The company thanked its fans after this week’s ratings came out: “The BIGGEST THANK YOU possible to each and every one of you who helped make last night’s IMPACT the most watched episode in 20 months and our 2nd most watched episode on Pop!”
The show did a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demo, up from last week’s 0.09. It finished 104th for the night on cable.
In this Thursday’s main event, Impact World Champion Austin Aries defeated Grand Champion Matt Sydal in a title vs. title match. Aries won the Grand Championship after Sydal had given it to his spiritual advisor, Josh Mathews. The episode also included a match between Bobby Lashley and Brian Cage.
Impact will continue building to its Redemption pay-per-view over the next few weeks. The PPV will take place on April 22nd, with Aries defending his World title against Alberto El Patron in the main event.