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Average TNA iMPACT! Wrestling 2012 Ratings (Must-Read)

Average TNA iMPACT! Wrestling 2012 Ratings (Must-Read)

– TNA iMPACT! Wrestling averaged a 1.01 (1.0) cable rating in 2012. This is down from the 1.17 (1.2) cable rating the show averaged in 2011.

It should be noted that iMPACT! Wrestling saw two big changes introduced in 2012 on Spike TV including moving to a new 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern time slot starting on 5/31 and producing weekly live shows.

Below are iMPACT! rating averages since 2006:

2006: 0.89 (0.9)
2007: 1.04 (1.0)
2008: 1.06 (1.1)
2009: 1.14 (1.1)
2010: 1.06 (1.1)
2011: 1.17 (1.2)
2012: 1.01 (1.0)

Just to compare …. here are the WWE RAW and SmackDown average ratings as well ………

– WWE Monday Night RAW averaged a 2.99 (3.0) cable rating in 2012. This is down from the 3.21 (3.2) cable rating the show averaged in 2011.

The biggest shift for the show in 2012 was moving to a new three hour format beginning on 7/23. Over the course of 24 weeks in the new format the show averaged 4.07 million viewers.

Below are RAW rating averages since 1998:

1998: 4.35 (4.4)
1999: 5.90 (5.9)
2000: 5.88 (5.9) * Show moves to TNN on 9/25 (now Spike TV)
2001: 4.64 (4.6)
2002: 4.01 (4.0)
2003: 3.76 (3.8)
2004: 3.67 (3.7)
2005: 3.81 (3.8) * Show moves back to USA on 10/3
2006: 3.90 (3.9)
2007: 3.61 (3.6)
2008: 3.27 (3.3)
2009: 3.57 (3.6)
2010: 3.28 (3.3)
2011: 3.21 (3.2)
2012: 2.99 (3.0)

– WWE SmackDown averaged a 1.89 (1.9) cable rating in 2012. This is down from the 1.95 (2.0) cable rating the show averaged in 2011.

2011 marked the first official year for SmackDown on cable after spending over ten years on broadcast television on UPN, The CW and MyNetworkTV.

Below are SmackDown rating averages since 2000:

2000: 4.73 (4.7) * UPN (broadcast TV)
2001: 4.03 (4.0) * UPN (broadcast TV)
2002: 3.52 (3.5) * UPN (broadcast TV)
2003: 3.30 (3.3) * UPN (broadcast TV)
2004: 3.18 (3.2) * UPN (broadcast TV)
2005: 3.04 (3.0) * UPN (broadcast TV)
2006: 2.46 (2.5) * Show moves to The CW on 9/22
2007: 2.64 (3.6) * The CW (broadcast TV)
2008: 2.33 (2.3) * Show moves to MyNetworkTV on 10/3
2009: 1.94 (1.9) * MyNetwork TV (broadcast TV)
2010: 1.81 (1.8) * Show moves to cable on Syfy on 10/1
2011: 1.95 (2.0)
2012: 1.89 (1.9)


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