Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Aug 17, 2013
The Final TNA Hardcore Justice iMPACT! Rating Is In ….

The Final TNA Hardcore Justice iMPACT! Rating Is In ….

Earlier this week, we reported the viewership totals for the TNA “Hardcore Justice” edition of iMPACT! Wrestling on Spike TV. To update the numbers, the final cable rating for the show has come in, and “Hardcore Justice” finished with an 0.99 (1.0) cable rating for the Thursday, August 15th broadcast.

The 0.99 final cable rating marks a slight increase of the 0.96 final draw that the “Destination X” edition of iMPACT! Wrestling scored back in July 18th.

Despite the rise in the final rating, as noted, “Hardcore Justice” drew an average of 1.319 million viewers, down from the 1.494 million viewers that “Destination X” drew on 7/18.

On all of cable television on Thursday night, “Hardcore Justice” ranked #35 in overall viewers, #19 among males 18-34 and #15 among males 18-49.

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23 Responses to “The Final TNA Hardcore Justice iMPACT! Rating Is In ….”

  1. DJBIGCG says:

    Tna needs to advertise these ppv type impacts on USA, while wwe raw is on commercial

    • Peckar says:

      My guess, they would if they could, not really rocket science.

    • ariesstormjoe says:

      and why are usa? doing that? i see the convo going something like this

      tna: hey usa network could you advertise our show on your network?
      usa: we show wwe's show raw you know.
      tna: we know.
      usa: lets bring in wwe's thoughts on if we did advertise tna during raw or on our network whatsoever.
      wwe: we're not big fans of such an idea. hey usa tell us something how do you feel about losing raw to another channel.
      usa: err well we're not a big fan of such an idea.

      • AussieWrestling says:

        They've done it before..I'm pretty sure it was for the before the glory impact special like 3 years ago/

  2. Sturk says:

    I get tired of TNA not getting into the 2.0's!! Even if they put on the greatest show ever, they only get a certain number. WTH can they do??? Suggestions?? Realistic suggestions, not random crap that ignore contractual obligations like "Go to another channel."

    Got any ideas?

    • Jon says:

      If a tree falls in an empty forest, does it make a sound?

      I don't mean that to be unduly harsh, I just think it's a realistic observation about where TNA is at this point. I honestly don't know that there's anything they can do other than hope for a miracle — mass defection of top WWE stars for example, or some dramatic shift in the interests/behaviors of U.S. TV Households — to ever really be significantly bigger than they are right now.

      • OzzfactorDro says:

        To add insult to injury, the "breeding pool" of wrestlers today are getting gobbled up by WWE via NXT. You REALLY gotta homegrow your talent nowadays.

    • ricky_No1 says:

      Yea i got an idea. Go back in time 25 years to a time wen wrestling was more popular. Simple fact is wrestling only appeals to a minority audience. Its just not that big anymore.

    • tnadude says:

      Wrestling is, was, and always will be about shock value and shameless promotion.

      Want to be bigger than WWE? Kick 'em where it hurts. Like it or not, WWE is a machine, and it will keep grinding along. But it's also a publicly traded, regulated machine. It's such a big machine that it can no longer innovate the way it could 30 years ago when VKM invented Wrestlemania.

      So if TNA wants to beat it, it needs to do something WWE can't. It needs to get controversial. It may need to get political. But whatever topic if picks, it needs to be able to tell both sides fairly.

      And Dixie needs to be prepared to speak on it. Whether the topic be immigration reform, healthcare, marijuana legalization (hmm – I guess maybe BVD could have been booked better after all), the economy or gay marriage (oh – please just stay away from that one), Dixie needs to step up and promote Impact as addressing important socio-economic challenges that affect our society. TNA itself needs to maintain a neutral position as well.

      Do I think the above is possible? No. Spike won't want anything to do with it. Neither would Panda Energy. And frankly, Dixie couldn't pull it off anyway.

      Do I even want to see this myself? Not really. And I suspect others reading this don't either. But it's that kind of stuff that would trigger the kind of reaction that TNA needs to move up a knotch. To get into the "2s" and sustain them.

      So the formula (IMO) is:
      1) Use an outlandish story to gain publicity.
      2) Maintain fans by providing the same quality wrestling matches to win over WWE and casual fans.

      • Sturk says:

        This was absolutely amazing bro!! Outside the box and innovative for sure! I think this is exactly how TNA could compete yet it would lose ad revenue for them much like it did for WWE in the 90's but the ratings would be booming. TNA is good, sometimes there are glimpses of greatness. But they lack the "oh sh** look at whats going on in TNA" type shock value as you said. They book in a way that says "we are comfy with the fans we already have. We don't want no more or no less."

      • OzzfactorDro says:

        I can dig that.

      • ricky_No1 says:

        No. please. Its not real? ITS STILL REAL TO ME GOD DAMMIT

  3. Undedlok says:

    Advertise and getting your talent on other shows. You can turn on any cable contest show and find an episode featuring WWE talent nowadays (Food network even). WCW did this well back in their day (such as on Rock'n Jock). TNA needs to get their talent (name recognition) into other markets of TV…other than Daniels playing a white supremacist.

    • ariesstormjoe says:

      and how do they do that?

      surely wwe would say to channels doing that "erm no. wwe only. no one else. capisce?"

  4. cnote says:

    Amazing how WWE superstars does better ratings then TNA impact pretty pathetic

    • Whatever says:

      Their total divas reality show scores higher than tna does

    • ariesstormjoe says:

      not that amazing. your looking at wwe's 4th show superstars vs another company's 1st show.

      wwe have many hardcore fans that watch wwe related shows cos they are wwe related. i doubt that many watch other wrestling related material tho. whether that be tna, roh, anything from mexico or something from japan.

  5. addy says:

    You said here destination x got a 1.2 rating not 0.96

  6. Orlando013 says:

    I am getting so sick and tired of seeing WWE commercials on TNA programming. I understand the WWE has more money and that they can do these things, but this is where some of TNA's advertisement needs to be…on WWE Programming.

  7. whatsup121 says:

    where's the breakdown the evening i would like to see how the KO's hardcore match did against the tables match , Heavy weight championship match etc

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