The final television viewership estimates as well as the current online viewership estimates for the latest episode of IMPACT Wrestling on Destination America are now available from Showbuzz Daily and YouTube.
Last week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling brought in 453,000 television viewers during its first run on Destination America plus an additional 124,000 television viewers during the replay immediately after the first run episode ended. The total television audience for the first run and the replay adds up to 577,000 viewers. By comparison, this episode of IMPACT Wrestling brought in approximately 19,000 less viewers than the the prior week’s episode and replay, which brought in a combined 596,000 viewers.
As of the time of this report, YouTube viewership estimates for last week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling include 47,000+ views for Tyrus getting his head shaved, 51,000+ views for Awesome Kong interrupting the Knockouts title match, 62,000+ views for Mickie James returning to confront Bram, and 79,000+ views for Drew Galloway debuting in IMPACT Wrestling.
Other Viewership Information
The total viewership for any one episode of IMPACT Wrestling is hard to estimate. On his Twitter account, Eric Bischoff suggests that DVR numbers can add a total of 10% to 12% to the final viewership numbers. Historically, we’ve seen DVR+1 and DVR+3 figures (the amount of people who watch the show on their DVR within one day and three days of recording it) add 200,000 more viewers to the final viewership numbers reported above. Plus, the TNA Wrestling channel on YouTube posts a large portion of each episode online with no expiration date. These YouTube clips typically bring in between 50,000 and 100,000 viewers over the course of the first week that they are available. However, as DVR and YouTube viewers are not included in the television viewership estimates above, these figures are rarely if ever reported by professional wrestling “news” websites. We feel that it is necessary to report this information in order to provide a full definition for the entire spectrum of viewers for each episode.
Interested in learning more about IMPACT Wrestling’s historical ratings and viewership numbers? If so, then check out IWHeadlines.com’s Ratings War area. In the Ratings War area you can see a comparison of IMPACT Wrestling vs. Monday Night RAW from the spring of 2010 and IMPACT Wrestling vs. Superstars from all of 2010 and the first part of 2011. Also, you can see the change in viewership and ratings from TNA Wrestling’s decision to move their show to different start times and days of the week. Plus, you can see a comparison of IMPACT Wrestling’s viewership numbers from week-to-week in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and the ratings and viewership tracking information for 2015. Enjoy!