Thursday’s taped Impact Wrestling drew 90,000 viewers on AXS TV, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

This is down 6.25% from last week’s 96,000 viewers.

Thursday’s Impact episode drew a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is up 50% from last week’s 0.02 key demo rating. Thursday’s 0.03 key demo rating represents 40,000 18-49 viewers, which is up 25% from the 32,000 18-49 viewers that the 0.02 key demo rating drew last week, according to Wrestlenomics.

After not making the Cable Top 150 for nine straight weeks, Impact ranked #136 this week with the 0.03 key demo rating. The show ranked #143 for the night in viewership on cable.

Thursday’s Impact had major competition from the NFL on cable and network TV. Impact went head-to-head with the NFL game between the Steelers and Vikings, which drew 2.483 million viewers on cable and 14.040 million viewers on network TV. The episode drew the fifth lowest viewership for Impact. Thursday’s Impact viewership was up 100% from the week before, while Thursday’s key demo rating was also up 100% from the week before, which was Thanksgiving.

Impact viewership for this week was down 59.27% from the same week in 2020, while the key demo rating was down 62.5% from the year before.

The NFL game between the Steelers and the Vikings on the NFL Network topped the night on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.70 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, drawing 2.483 million viewers. Special Report with Brett Baier on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with 3.615 million viewers, ranking #10 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.22 key demo rating.

The NFL game between the Steelers and the Vikings on FOX also topped the night on network TV in the 18-49 demographic with a 3.78 rating. The game also topped the night in viewership for network TV with 14.040 million viewers.

Thursday’s taped Impact featured several happenings advertised ahead of time – Chris Sabin and Knockouts Champion Mickie James vs. “Drama King” Matt Rehwoldt and Deonna Purrazzo, Rhino vs. Eric Young in a Street Fight, FinJuice vs. The Learning Tree, Rohit Raju vs. Lawrence D, six-person mixed tag team action with Tenille Dashwood, Madison Rayne and Knockouts Tag Team Champions The IInspiration vs. Black Taurus, Crazzy Steve, Havok and Rosemary. The main event ended up being Matt Cardona vs. W. Morrissey.

Below is our updated 2021 Impact Wrestling Viewership Tracker:

January 5 Episode: 148,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 12 Episode: 161,000 viewers with a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 19 Episode: 147,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Hard To Kill episode)
January 26 Episode: 186,000 viewers with a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 2 Episode: 173,000 viewers with a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 9 Episode: 153,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 16 Episode: 197,000 viewers with a 0.06 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-No Surrender episode)
February 23 Episode: 170,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 2 Episode: 134,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 9 Episode: 144,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 16 Episode: 146,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Sacrifice episode)
March 23 Episode: 116,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 30 Episode: 148,512 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic (final Tuesday night episode)
April 8 Episode: 168,000 viewers with a 0.06 rating in the 18-49 demographic (first Thursday night episode)
April 15 Episode: 132,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Hardcore Justice episode)
April 22 Episode: 145,000 viewers with a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 29 Episode: 120,000 viewers with a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Rebellion episode)
May 6 Episode: 123,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 13 Episode: 112,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 20 Episode: 109,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Under Siege episode)
May 27 Episode: 140,000 viewers with a 0.06 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 3 Episode: 143,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 10 Episode: 124,000 viewers with a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 17 Episode: 111,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Against All Odds episode)
June 24 Episode: 111,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 1 Episode: 69,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 8 Episode: 120,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 15 Episode: 109,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 22 Episode: 104,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Slammiversary episode)
July 29 Episode: 113,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 5 Episode: 103,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Homecoming episode)
August 12 Episode: 122,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 19 Episode: 126,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 26 Episode: 98,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 2 Episode: 126,000 viewers with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 9 Episode: 111,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 16 Episode: 105,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 23 Episode: 117,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Victory Road episode)
September 30 Episode: 115,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 7 Episode: 111,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 14 Episode: 89,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Knockouts Knockdown)
October 21 Episode: 93,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 28 Episode: 100,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Bound For Glory episode)
November 4 Episode: 118,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 11 Episode: 79,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 18 Episode: 129,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 25 Episode: 48,000 viewers with a 0.01 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Turning Point WrestleHouse 2 episode)
December 2 Episode: 96,000 viewers with a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic
December 9 Episode: 90,000 viewers with a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic
December 16 Episode:

2020 Total: 8.010 million viewers over 52 episodes
2020 Average: 154,038 viewers per episode

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