Despite a big angle by IMPACT Wrestling involving the firing of Don Callis, their viewership slipped.
It was reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics that this past Thursday’s episode of IMPACT averaged 111,000 viewers and 0.03 in the 18-49 demographic that represents 39,000 viewers on average in the key demo.
It was IMPACT’s lowest performance in more than a month. It was the program’s second-lowest overall viewership average of 2021 and lowest since May 20th that did 109,000 viewers. Last week, the show averaged 124,000 viewers and 0.05 in 18-49 featuring The Summit involving Tony Khan, Scott D’Amore, and Don Callis.
The show climaxed with an “Anthem representative” revealed as Tommy Dreamer announcing that Don Callis had been fired as an executive vice president for the company. The closing segment also solidified the main event for the Slammiversary pay-per-view where Kenny Omega will defend the IMPACT Championship against Sami Callihan.
Wrestlenomics also reports that the VICE Versa documentary on Joanie “Chyna” Laurer averaged 158,000 viewers on VICE that aired from 9-11 p.m. ET on Thursday night. The overall viewership average was below all the episodes of the first half of season three of “Dark Side of the Ring”. They wrapped the first half of season three last week averaging 213,000 viewers and 0.08 in the 18-49 demo for the first-run airings of the six episodes.