TV ratings: Impact Wrestling and New Japan update

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Impact Wrestling viewership on AXS TV has increased each month so far since February. April and, to date, May are averaging over 100,000 viewers. Before April, the last time Impact averaged more than 100,000 viewers was in August 2022. The improvement in viewership for Impact is correlating with improve ratings for New Japan which airs right after on AXS TV, at 10 pm. New Japan averaged 63,000 viewers in April, its highest monthly average in more than a year, since February 2022. The show’s average in May to date is higher, currently at 73,000. Data points for each weekly program are in the spreadsheet. Subscribers have exclusive access to the Wrestlenomics Viewership Spreadsheet. Brandon Thurston

Brandon Thurston has written about wrestling business since 2015. He’s also worked as an independent wrestler and trainer.

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