Source: Impact Wrestling
Fans in the United Kingdom: IMPACT WRESTLING celebrates record ratings with a Sunday move! IMPACT WRESTLING will now be broadcast on Sunday nights in the UK and Ireland, after winning record ratings on Challenge TV!
The broadcast – which features Hulk Hogan, Sting, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam, AJ Styles, Mr. Anderson, the Knockouts and many other huge wrestling stars – will now air every Sunday night at the earlier time of 9pm starting this Sunday, August 28.
A repeat of the episode will then be shown every Tuesday at 10pm in IMPACT WRESTLING’s current slot.
The move to an earlier day in the week is due to fan feedback, with British and Irish fans using social media to request transmission closer to the US airing of Thursday nights.
It is also a recognition of the ratings IMPACT WRESTLING has received since starting on Challenge in February. In the last six months, the programme has doubled its audience and become the most watched weekly wrestling show on British television of the last 10 years.
Companion show Xplosion recently moved to a prime time slot on Challenge and is broadcast every Wednesday night at 10pm. IMPACT WRESTLING’s monthly PPV events will also continue to go out on a Wednesday night at 10pm, with Xplosion moving to midnight on Tuesday on those weeks.
Challenge is part of Sky TV and can be found on Sky channel 125, Freeview channel 46 and Virgin Media channel 139.
IMPACT WRESTLING’s Executive Vice President, Andy Barton said: “We are thrilled with the ratings success we’ve been enjoying in the UK and were determined to reward the fans by giving them exactly what they’ve been asking for – IMPACT WRESTLING earlier in the week.”
“Sunday nights will never be the same again!”
Barbara Gibbon, Sky’s Director of Production for Sky Entertainment Channels added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with IMPACT WRESTLING at this exciting time.”
“British and Irish fans are among the most ardent and we are thrilled to be able to bring them all the latest action on Challenge.”