It gets a little better. Impact Wrestling is in a weird place as they have several stories coming together at the same time. The problem is the fans might not be all that interested in a lot of those stories. The ratings and audience numbers have supported this over the last few weeks as well, with both sets of numbers being down on a fairly consistent basis. So how did things do this week?

Miss this week’s show? Here are some quick highlights.

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According to, this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling drew a .07 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 329,000 viewers. These numbers are up 16% and 12% respectively from last week’s .06 demographic rating and 295,000 viewers. The audience is the best since the April 19 episode drew 373,000 viewers. This week’s show was headlined by a tag match between Austin Aries and Matt Sydal vs. El Hijo Del Fantasma and Pentagon Jr. It should also be noted that it was the first time in several weeks that Impact Wrestling didn’t have to contend with the NBA Playoffs.

Check out our full Impact Wrestling results right here.

Opinion: It’s a good sign that the fans are coming back when the big mainstream sports offering wasn’t an option. The show was entertaining enough and that’s what mattered more than anything else. The last few weeks have been much more stable from a storyline perspective and while some of the comedy hasn’t worked, the company has done a good job of slowing things down and letting them grow, which has always been a rough spot for them.

What did you think of this week’s show? How high can the numbers go? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.

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