IMPACT Adds Weekly Preview Show; Ratings Slightly Down Heading in to No Surrender & Free Agent Notes

RATINGS dipped heading in to No Surrender. This week averaged 153K down from last weeks 173K. The show ranked 129 on the Showbuzz top 150. Again, news dominated everything. IMPACT remains far and away the #1 program on AXS Tv. In fact since AXS began appearing in the Top 150, only one other show has made it in. IMPACT averages 160K viewers a month since December which is 10K better than their average prior to December.

ODB isn’t back full time. Likely adding temporary depth while they figure out their free agent situation. IMPACT went from having one of the strongest female rosters to losing Taya, Kylie and potentially Jordynne Grace in a couple months.

Zelina Vega still hasn’t signed anywhere and is available as of today. Her non-compete ended February 11th. Boy could Deonna Purazzo use a fresh matchup.

IMPACT WRESTLING ADDS NEW WEEKLY TV SHOW BEFORE THE IMPACT

A new one-hour weekly TV show from IMPACT Wrestling – BEFORE THE IMPACT – will debut next Tuesday, February 16, on AXS TV, it was announced last night.

Mike’s Take: They are going to continue airing Impact in 60 immediately after. So if you’re keeping score thats a 4 hour block of programming every Tuesday. Honestly I’d move some of the shoulder programming to another night. Read the full press release below:

‘BTI’ will air at 7pm ET/4pm PT every Tuesday night on AXS TV as a lead-in to the action-packed flagship IMPACT! show which airs at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Nashville-based sportscaster Jon Burton will be BTI’s host. The NewsChannel5 anchor will be joined by reporters Gia Miller and Josh Mathews.

Mathews, who also serves as BTI’s senior producer, said: “BTI will feature in-depth previews of the biggest matches, exclusive interviews with IMPACT Wrestling stars, behind-the-scenes access you won’t see anywhere else and an exclusive match each week.”

BTI will feature exclusive news on the pro-wrestling industry from insider George Iceman – the “Iceman’s Intel” segment is expected to be a highlight of BTI.

“BEFORE THE IMPACT will be IMPACT Wrestling’s version of a pregame show,” said IMPACT Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore. “Fans have been asking for more IMPACT action on AXS TV and we’re excited to debut a new show and format with BTI.”

The premiere installment of BEFORE THE IMPACT will feature a collision between Team XXXL and the recently reformed, new-look Decay.

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