Impact Wrestling time slot change

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Pop TV is moving the weekly Impact Wrestling television series to a later time slot beginning October 25, according to Mike Johnson of Next week’s show will air at 7CT/8ET, and then the show will move to 9CT/10ET beginning the following week.

Powell’s POV: So an hour of Impact will air outside of primetime? Ouch. This obviously isn’t a positive sign for the company. I suppose it’s possible that Pop is moving the show because Impact has informed them that they will be leaving the network for a better television home once their current deal expires, but there has been no buzz whatsoever of that happening. A big part of this move would seem to be that Impact’s numbers have taken a big hit due in part to the NFL Thursday night games. I will have more to say about this development in my members’ exclusive audio review of the Impact Wrestling television show later today. For membership information, visit

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. What seemed like random unrelated pieces of news the last couple of weeks could lead to some interesting speculation.

    It seems that Impact officials knew this was coming.

    A couple of weeks ago they met with WWE officials. One ould speculate that both sides were testing the waters about possible Impact content on WWE Network.)

    Secondly, Impact hires a firm to shop their show around earlier this week. What seemed like an out of the blue occurrence a couple of days ago doesn’t seem so out of the blue anymore…

    Once again…it’s all just speculation and could be totally unrelated to this story….but unfounded speculation is what the IWC does best right?

  2. Thanks for the info about hiring the new firm, Tony, I wasn’t aware. Much appreciated. I would think once Pop moved to a higher tier they’d lose viewers. Been saying for the longest time they needed another night, preferable Wednesday. You would have hoped they’d had been more active looking to move the product as viewership kept falling. A move to Chicago for tapings (a city well known for backing pro wrestling) and approaching WGN would make sense. Once again, the death knell tolls.

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