Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Oct 11, 2013
This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Drops – Details

This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Drops – Details

Thursday night’s episode of iMPACT! Wrestling scored a 0.82 (0.8) cable rating, with 1.08 million viewers. Those numbers are down 16% and 4%, respectively, from the 0.95 and 1.13 million in the previous week.

As far as competition is concerned, TNA did face stiff challenges in their key demos with a major Thursday night NFL game between the New York Giants and Chicago Bears (7.8 million viewers) and the MLB playoffs (5.445 million viewers). Regardless of competition, the decline in viewership for TNA can’t be considered a good thing as they head into their biggest annual event, Bound For Glory, on October 20th.


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33 Responses to “This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Drops – Details”

  1. jbcissom says:

    Considering how WWE recorded it's lowest numbers ever for RAW this week, it isn't as dangerous as some would have people think for TNA's sake alone. Now, for wrestling as a whole, isn't not a good outlook.

    • Grandiose7 says:

      WWE was going up against their big competition of MNF..that's why their ratings were low. TNA's was because of the product

      • andy3323 says:

        TNA was going against the NFL too, so not really any contrast there. And college football, as well.

        • jflegler says:

          Exactly. Just requires a wee bit thought.

        • Grandiose7 says:

          Andy are you stupid or do you deliberately avoid reality? MNF gets almost double the ratings Thursday night football gets; especially if you compare the teams who played. It wasn't even a rag on TNA it's the reality of the matter. I find it funny that enough ppl agreed with you and disliked my comment just because reality is something they don't want to face.

          • jbcissom says:

            Dude, are you stupid? RAW goes against one football game, MNF. Impact! goes against two, sometimes three games (the Thursday night game for the NFL, the primetime cfb game on ESPN, and sometimes a second cfb game on ESPNU).

            It's no longer about the matchups (when it is a terrible matchup). The freaking game that aired on NFL network at 11:30 p.m. EST beat out RAW and Impact!'s numbers combined. That was the Raiders-Chargers game.

            The point is, football is king, regardless of the matchup.

      • PennyAnd1 says:

        Or maybe because Hogan is gone. TNA is losing crediblity

  2. godoftna says:

    TNA will survive this. The WWE will survive this. Pro wrestling as a whole will survive all this. Last nights IMPACT was one of the best I've seen in a while, and the on screen product as a whole has been on fire as of late. All it's going to take is getting more people to tune in and watch and then CONTINUE to come back each week. Sounds like a tall task, and it truly is, but at the same time, the tide can turn at a moments notice, so one never knows.

    • OldManEaston says:

      It was decent after that BRUTAL opening segment acting with Dixie Carter, but I don't thing it was all that special.

      • jbcissom says:

        You've got to be kidding me. Dixie was brilliantly drawing heat. VKM, eat your heart out.

        Seriously, she's improving with each appearance.

        • jflegler says:

          She is getting much better. She started to fade a bit at the tail end, but for her lack of experience, she is doing brilliantly. I sometimes agree with Easton, but he sounds quite bitter in that statement.

          • OldManEaston says:

            It still felt forced to me. It feels like Dixie Carter playing this character that has NEVER EVER ONCE showed in her personality. When someone like AJ turns heel it doesn't work all that well because AJ just naturally comes across better doing the Golden boy routine, but at least there is a little bit to draw from so it is not a total bomb. It is not hard to imagine a guy as talented as AJ, who basically got his first big angle in TNA being a ****y kid, as being full of himself from time to time. Where is this over the top Blanche Devereaux like character coming from with Dixie? It is not hard to imagine someone as rich as Dixie being a real b*tch either, but there is absolutely no transition from what we have known of her and what we are getting now. She's doing a little bit better job with delivering her lines and staying in character without what appears to be performance nerves but it still feels phoney.

            It we take it at face value, it feels more like middle aged woman having a breakdown than true personality slowly coming out. It seems like she is losing it, which if I felt any real emotion coming out of her, would actually make me more sympathetic to her than it would make her feel heelish, until she crossed the line to batsh*t crazy.

            Good wrestling characters should feel like a well flushed out movie character. If you were watching a movie and the "nice lady" all of a sudden just transformed into this alter ego with no explanation, it better be a movie about Dissociative Identity Disorder like Session 9. If not, there is an obvious problem with the way the character is translating.

          • jbcissom says:

            Do you remember when the whole VKM-Austin feud started? Looking back, with a fresh viewpoint, it would have been extremely hard to buy the VKM schickt had it not been for the Montreal-Screwjob.

            The build up for this heel run was not done by Dixie herself, but by AJ. And it's refreshing to see someone other than Jeff Jarrett, VKM (any McMahon really), EB, HH, or Eric Russo act out the heel boss.

        • tnadude says:

          I'd credit the crowd itself more than Dixie though. They boo'd her from the time her music played. They really pay attention to her attempts to get thm to chant Hogan's name.

          Ironically, the did chant his nme – but not unil after she gave up.

          Gotta say – one of the best crowds they've had.

  3. Grandiose7 says:

    I'd bet anything, most tuned in and seen that Dixie was talking. Seriously, her 10 minute monologue made me almost give up all hope, and I was praying she was taken off TV, it was so horrendous. Aside from that, what was really offered? I love sting, but he can't go much more, so the tag match wasn't worth it, the AA and Jeff Hardy match was about it for the night.

    • andy3323 says:

      She is a heel, you're supposed to feel that way. She received so much heat from the crowd you could barely hear her. That is kind of the point…….I'm curious as to where they have this angle going, so I for one will be making sure to follow it.

      AA vs. Hardy…..when does AA not have a good match, right?? Good to see Angle back, as well.

      • jbcissom says:

        Sic moment with the brain-buster off the second rope.

      • jflegler says:

        Exactly. Gotta love the jab she took at Triple H.

      • Grandiose7 says:

        Andy again I must ask are you stupid? Because you have yet to provide anything that doesn't make me question it. If I felt that way because she was a heel that's heat, I feel this way because she can't do her job quality..big difference. This is one of the worst storylines tna has run in years idk why you'd be continually stupid for it to continue. Exactly my point if it weren't for AA this could have easily been off tv and not missed.

        • jbcissom says:

          Ok, seriously… this is one of the worst storylines in years? What are you smoking? We're finally getting out of the hell-hole that was the A&8 storyline. Literally, almost a year ago we had the Claire Lynch storyline.

          • Grandiose7 says:

            You can't credit getting rid of one story to the rise of another, especially like this. I feel it is one of the worst, because contrary to all those story lines, she can't really act, she can't really sound interesting, she makes you want to change the channel or fall asleep not ask what is she going to say next. Owners usually have a business savvy that's nice, but they often can't be a great voice. I A&8 was a good storyline that got completely destroyed by "creative". I hated Vickie for her annoying voice, but at least she made sense, could act and was a true heel.

          • jbcissom says:

            I'm not crediting getting rid of one bad story for another. And newsflash, every single promotion that has done a boss vs. employee angle, that's always been one of the better angles. Hell, it's worked in TNA several times already. Or do you not remember when Jarrett was the face of TNA and the founder/part owner (before Dixie became an on-air character)? Sting came in several times, and that helped TNA. Do I really need to touch off on the examples in ECW, WWF, WCW, WCCW, USWA, UWF, AWA, and so forth?

            And Vickie Guerrerro is a puppet. She's an on-air character only, so real fans know there is no animosity towards her. But any McMahon, Bischoff, and Jarrett, we really don't know. That's what makes those storylines work, because it's really difficult to tell from script and the truth at times.

  4. Vaas says:

    Tuned out when dixie started to talk. Then forgot to tune back in. Didnt miss much anyways.

    0.8 lol!!!

  5. Real Deal Heel says:

    Simple: Hogan = Ratings.

    >>Runs for cover….lol.

    • PennyAnd1 says:

      Exactly. Where are those people who say that when Hogan leaves TNA will rise in ratings. Hogan brought alot of old school wrestling fans. Dumb idiots think Hogan was a waste. The ratings are low, the audience is less. lol

      When Sting leaves, TNA is done.

      • jbcissom says:

        First off, Hogan does not equal ratings. If he did, then TNA would have never went below 1.0s, and he would literally be half of the program as the GM.

        Both of you fail to make the connection, RAW recorded record lows across the board this week as well. The last time RAW had numbers this low was just before they left TNN/Spike.

        I will agree with you on one aspect, if Sting leaves this year to go to WWE, TNA will never be able to overcome that. TNA will still survive, but it will be viewed as a minor league promotion for WWE.

    • OldManEaston says:

      Ok, for all you old Hogan clingers with your WCW avatars, and your NWO 4 Life sayings and all that. Lets pretend that we can with 100% assurance say that Hogan draws 100K additional viewers or so to Impact every week and when he is not there they go away? Has there been any other growth with Hogan or has his presence just merely driven away 100 thousand other fans who were there before him and replaced them with Hulk Hogan fans. The ratings are the same, so it is obvious that TNA hasn't grown during his time with the company, therefore it must be option 2. TNA hasn't grown in ratings, ppv, attendance or any measurable factors, other than obvious operations costs, given his bloated salary. So what exactly justifies Hulk Hogan in TNA other than you guys are fans? He is pretty much the definition of a dead end. So how is he helping that company?

    • Real Deal Heel says:

      To clarify this comment which had +6 and now only +1 with several replies…

      Christ..I wanna use a Trevor voice from GTA V. I was fucking being sarcastic.

      Hogan does not equal ratings but some seem to not see the dry sarcasm with running for cover and lol before poking barbs at avatars and reaching all out.

      Hogan is fine IMO but does not equal ratings. Sux when you gotta clarify a text/joke/etc.

  6. tna24 says:

    woah such a major challenge a game with winless giants vs ok bears. such a huge match up that was. which i didnt see.

    • jbcissom says:

      And I'm guessing you didn't see the Raider and Chargers game that kicked off after 11:30 p.m. EST either?! Guess what… that lowly game still out gained WWE RAW and TNA Impact! in viewership and ratings.

      You and some others just don't get it, football is king. And it's here to stay.

  7. The Boss says:

    Wow! Just one week without Hogan and the ratings crash. They better re-sign Hogan and fast.

  8. Peckar says:

    Dixies promo was too long. Talk about jumping in the deep end. Aries and Hardy tore it up. PPV match IMO.

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