Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Oct 1, 2012
Last Week’s TNA iMPACT! Wrestling Quarter Hour Ratings

Last Week’s TNA iMPACT! Wrestling Quarter Hour Ratings

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The September 27th edition of scored a 0.99 rating off a first hour 0.95 rating and second hour 1.03 rating. Here is the quarter hour breakdown…

First Hour Break Down
Q1: For the fourth consecutive week, Impact opened below a 0.9 rating with a 0.88 rating this week. The segment featured Hulk Hogan setting the stage for the show, Sting’s unadvertised return after a few weeks off TV, and one commercial. (Rating Comparison – even with Q1 average during live summer run.)

Q2: Impact increased slightly to a 0.93 rating for Daniels vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chavo Guerrero, one mid-match commercial, and Hogan backstage with the TV Title contenders. (up 2.3% vs. Q2 average during live summer run.)

Q3: Impact jumped to a 1.05 rating for this week’s Knockouts segment featuring Tara vs. ODB. There was one commercial. (up 12.0% vs. Q3 average during live summer run.)

Q4: Impact dropped to a 0.92 rating for the Gut Check deliberations focused on the Gut Check judges discussing Evan Markopoulos. There were also two commercial breaks affecting the rating. (down 0.6% vs. Q4 average during live summer run.)

Second Hour Break Down
Q5: Impact peaked with a 1.10 rating for the Samoa Joe vs. Mr. Anderson match to determine a new TV champion. This was followed by a Hogan & Sting backstage segment, plus one commercial. The rating was the highest Q5 rating since the end of August. (up 2.6% vs. Q5 average during live summer run.) (Last 5 Weeks – 1.11 rating, 1.06 rating, 1.07 rating, 1.09 rating, and 1.10 rating this week.)

Q6: Impact began a second-hour decline with a 1.03 rating for the Gut Check in-ring result, one commercial, and the first-half of an Aces & Eights skit in their “Clubhouse.” (down 0.9% vs. Q6 average during live summer run.)

Q7: Impact slipped to a 1.00 rating for the second-half of the Hogan & Sting segment in the Aces & Eights Clubhouse, one commercial, James Storm backstage discussing King Mo’s arrival in TNA, and ring introductions for the unhyped TV main event. (down 3.6% vs. Q7 average during live summer run.)

Q8: Impact stayed the same with a 1.00 rating for Austin Aries & Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray & Bobby Roode, one mid-match commercial, and a final backstage skit with Hogan & Sting to conclude the show. (down 7.6% vs. Q8 average during live summer run.)

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7 Responses to “Last Week’s TNA iMPACT! Wrestling Quarter Hour Ratings”

  1. purpleurkel says:


  2. dilligaf2010 says:


  3. Mutter5 says:

    I like the Aces and 8's thing but I did find it hard to believe that they kidnapped Hogan and Sting, I know wresting is scripted but they are telling a story, a story that we are supposed to believe. I just thought It was stupid and I found my self not at all interested in what was happening.

    • ricky_No1 says:

      If every story in wrestling was belivable, then wrestling would be boring. The whole point is to entertain the fans.

      • toddmikki says:

        I was just thinking like 2 minutes before they were abducted, gosh i hope they dont just show up in their clubhouse because than everyone would wonder how they got their or how they knew where it was. and a quick thought of hmm they could be abducted, than the whole girl talking about Bruce needed something signed…. I didnt see it coming i thought the abduction went very well.

  4. Raincold57 says:

    so the second highest rated segment was the ko segment you think brother love will thank them? hell no he rather have sting and hogan in every segment

  5. Jon says:

    Hmm, ratings spike at 830p and again at 9p, then drop right back for the subsequent QH. Could indicate sampling (and rejection). Noticing that both Family Guy & Pawn Stars were half hour shows that ended in time for the 830p bump to occur, lots of possibilities for 9p bump (top of the hour is always ripe for sampling). Would need more detailed ratings info to assess it better (like whether or not there was a notable 18-34 or even 18-49 bump at 830p, which would tend to indicate Family Guy was the source, or the minute-by-minute ratings).

    It's at least very plausible that the Tara/ODB match was the beneficiary of viewer behavior rather than the cause of viewer behavior.

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