Impact Wrestling Viewership Rises For Taped Show In Second Week On POP TV

Tuesday night’s taped edition of TNA Impact Wrestling on POP TV averaged 288,000 viewers for what was the second ever episode of the show to air on TNA’s new weekly cable home.

This week’s show featured a main event of Kurt Angle vs. Drew Galloway, as well as Eric Young capturing the TNA King Of The Mountain Championship by defeating Bobby Roode.

The average of 288,000 viewers for last night’s show was an increase of 33,000 viewers compared to last week’s live premiere on POP TV, as the live debut show drew 255,000 viewers. It’s also worth noting that in their second week on the station, with their first taped show, TNA drew a bigger audience on POP TV than they did for their final episode on their previous cable home, Destination America.

The final edition of Impact Wrestling to air in prime time on Destination America drew 269,000 viewers. While POP TV is available in 20 percent more homes than Destination America, historically it has taken a while before the full audience settles in at the new cable station when a wrestling show changes networks. In this case, TNA not only changed the channel they were airing on, but the night of the week was changed as well.

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