Impact Wrestling draws best ratings since Kenny Omega's debut

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This week’s episode of Impact Wrestling drew the show’s best ratings in seven weeks.

Tuesday night’s Impact averaged 186,000 viewers on AXS TV, up from the 147,000 viewers that last week’s Hard to Kill fallout episode of Impact averaged. The show drew a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demo, up from last week’s 0.03 rating. The 0.05 rating matched what Impact drew for its Hard to Kill go-home show two weeks ago.

Impact ranked 118th for the night on cable in the 18-49 demo. Last week’s episode, which aired on the eve of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, ranked 145th.

Last week’s Impact featured unadvertised appearances by AEW’s Private Party, Matt Hardy, Tony Khan, and Jerry Lynn. Private Party and Hardy were announced in advance for this week’s Impact and appeared in a backstage promo ahead of Private Party challenging Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows for the Impact Tag Team titles at Impact No Surrender on Saturday, February 13.

This week’s Impact also featured Trey Miguel returning as Impact World Champion Rich Swann, Willie Mack & Tommy Dreamer’s partner for an eight-man tag match against Moose, Sami Callihan, Chris Bey & Ken Shamrock. Matt Cardona had his second match for Impact, teaming with Josh Alexander against Ace Austin & Madman Fulton on the show.

This was Impact’s best viewership since December 8, which was the episode where AEW World Champion Kenny Omega made his first Impact appearance. Here’s a look at Impact’s ratings since that episode:

December 8 — 221,000 viewers (0.08 rating in 18-49)
December 15 — 177,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
December 22 (Best of 2020 part one) — 133,000 viewers (0.03 rating in 18-49)
December 29 (Best of 2020 part two) — 103,000 viewers (0.01 rating in 18-49)
January 5 — 148,000 viewers (0.04 rating in 18-49)
January 12 — 161,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)
January 19 — 147,000 viewers (0.03 rating in 18-49)
January 26 — 186,000 viewers (0.05 rating in 18-49)