This week’s episode of GFW Impact Wrestling averaged just 227,000 viewers, making it the least-watched episode of 2017. The show featured Global Champion Eli Drake retaining against Matt Sydal in the main event and the debut of Taya Valkyrie.
By comparison, Impact averaged 268,000 viewers last week and 320,000 viewers just a month ago. Impact faced stiff competition on Thursday night from the NFL season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England and coverage of Hurricane Irma.
Ironically, GFW has newcomer Ava Storie doing weekly football picks as part of a new #KnockoutsPredictions series. Storie said she was “definitely going with the Patriots,” who lost to the Chiefs 42-27.
This week’s show ranked #148 on cable for the night after not even cracking the Top 150 last week.