Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Mar 30, 2013
This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In ………….

This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In ………….

Thursday night’s episode if iMPACT! Wrestling did a 1.03 (1.0) cable rating, with 1.31 million viewers. Both numbers are down from last week, when the show did a 1.13 and had 1.39 million viewers. The show took a hit in the key male demographics, down 0.2 in both males 18 – 34 and males 18 – 49. The show faced very strong competition of the NCAA college basketball tournament.

The show ranked #33 among cable shows for the night in overall viewers, #25 among males 18-34 and #16 among males 18-49. Last year on this week, iMPACT! did a 1.05 (1.1) cable rating.

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38 Responses to “This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In ………….”

  1. DJBIGCG says:

    Well every show is going to have comp no matter what day or time they come on. I think tna should try to resign cornette or get Heyman because beside that, I don't know what else tna can do to get 1.5s and up on a regular

    • Tiffanydude says:

      Cornette maybe but not Heyman He's a control freak, he wanted total control of the creative team, Heyman isn't really worth it.

    • jbcissom says:

      Uh… not every show goes up against March Madness, especially when that steals a good portion of your key demographic. Also, this year has been a blast with all of the upsets.

      Watch, in two weeks, the ratings will increase… for a short period, because the NBA playoffs will be starting soon.

    • DigestivBiscuit says:

      Why would TNA want Paul Heyman for? Heyman is in WWE and they product still S H I T do we really need him? NO
      You guys need to be patience. TNA will climb the rating lather soon but patience result to good thing.

      • Ryuho121 says:

        they might have heyman but if they would drop the pg rating the ratings would skyrocket with heyman's edgy wrighting.

      • Leg Drop Jobber says:

        Heyman is not involved in booking in the WWE.

        TNA most definitely could use the "shake up" that HOG and BISCH were supposed to bring to the company. However, if the shows were consistently good, like the "wrestling portion" of this weeks show, their ratings MIGHT just rise over time.

        • rawuncutnxrated says:

          You make sense but TNA has done so much damage to their own product that it will take years to fully repair their reputation with not only the casual fans that have tuned them out but also the hard core fans from their beginning days. So many times they force fed chicken sh*t & people got sick of it. Those fans won't be easy to win back & even getting Hogan and other big names haven't been able to attract those eyeballs back to even see what might be different with the product. Just look at the ratings over the years of various big time talent that has debuted. Nothing changes. Not sure why this site posts the ratings anymore because all it leads to is certain TNA fanboys getting butt hurt that TNA can't get the ratings "they" feel TNA deserves.

          • xenocea says:

            And why exactly are you here if you don't enjoy TNA products?
            Please feel free go and talk in the WWE boards about John Cena.

          • rawuncutnxrated says:

            Ah yes, I should just go where you dictate I should go. Why would I talk about Cena? Hell, why not, he makes more money than 3/4 of the TNA roster combined.

          • Leg Drop Jobber says:

            I'm a LONG TIME FAN of TNA. Don't be a JACKASS about it. Go back and watch some of the awesome things TNA has done in the past. TNA is TIMID at the moment. It's as if they have "toned it down" on the wrestling and fail MISERABLY at the backstage stuff. As a LONG TIME FAN, I have a right to say that, regardless of what WIMPS like yourself think. GET OVER IT. STOP BEING SO DAMN SENSITIVE.

            I don't watch WWE and haven't since they tried to tarnish the legacy of the original ECW, aka "the best thing to happen in pro wrestling in the last 20 years." I'm counting on companies like TNA and ROH to provide an alternative to the boring crap that WWE has damn near always been. My COMPLAINTS are done with HOPE. Wrestling fans NEED TNA TO BE A GOOD PROMOTION. Not just another "brand," like the WWE and anything else that is popular in today's world.


          • soyfenomenal says:

            I don't know why you put quotation marks around they on that last line…

          • rawuncutnxrated says:

            Should have been parentheses.

          • Leg Drop Jobber says:

            Shouldn't have been typed at all.

          • OldManEaston says:

            This is true. You can't repair 7 out of 10 years worth of bad reputation, with a couple years of decent of but not outstanding quality. You have to be firing on all cylinders and you have to do it for a while. In reality, TNA didn't have that much of a good reputation ever to be honest. When it came out, it had a lot of negative connotations attached to it. It would never last, it was a WCW spinoff, it was cheap and corny, Jeff's personal playground etc. TNA started to get somewhat of a decent momentum around 2004-2006, but it was still often viewed as a glorified indy and secondary to ROH in terms of quality. TNA has a long way to go yet.

      • rawuncutnxrated says:

        Yea, their product is sh*t, that's why they attract large audiences and have sell outs of buildings of more than 1000 people. Oh yea, let us not forget the gigantic buy rates Mania does. All for what you call sh*t product.

        TNA's rating "lather" hasn't climbed in 10 yrs. Choke on that slap nuts.

        • xenocea says:

          It attracts large audience because of the brand and the fact that WWE has been around a long time. Also WWE ratings has decline from 5.4 down to 3.1 or 2.4 since WCW was bought out.

          Sure TNA ratings hasn't improve much in the last decade but it has progress at a much faster rate than during the first 10 years of WWE or WCW.

          • ricky_No1 says:

            Calm down girls. Wrestling just aint that popular anymore. Its that simple.

          • OldManEaston says:

            This is a completely full of crap statement. When Turner bought out Jim Crockett Jr in 1988 and then NWA World Championship Wrestling was fully brand switched to WCW in 1990, it took right around 5-6 years for them to hit their stride. It wasn't long after they got Nitro that it really became serious game changing competition to Vince. When World Wide Wrestling Federation was rebranded to WWF in 1979, it took them again, around 5-6 years to basically wipe the floor with the entire US/Canadian/Puerto Rico wrestling industry. To say they have progressed at a much faster rate than either the WCW or WWF is simply not true at all. Basically 7-8 years after TNA got their big prime time break, they have not advanced much at all to be honest. In some ways they have even regressed here and there, from when they weren't even on the radar. There are a few little glimmers of hope here and there, but that is all at this point.

        • DirkB says:

          Justin Bieber also pulls in a ton of money, it doesn't mean he puts out great music. That's no kind of argument to make.

          I'm enjoying some of the stuff I see in WWE right now but it's not 400% better than what TNA's doing.
          TNA's had a few 1000s in their Impact live shows and tapings the past few weeks.
          TNA's ratings are much higher than they were 10 years ago.

          • rawuncutnxrated says:

            Technically 10yrs ago they were weekly PPV's. About 7 yrs ago they started on tv & no, their ratings haven't improved much. In some cases they are lower on yearly avg than 3-4 yrs ago, which was their peak.

            I don't like comparing product from one to the other because they both have different goals and agendas. Both companies are at different points of their existence.

            As far as the Bieber comparison, I understand your point but the fact is to many he does put out good music. That's how he's making tons of cash. That's another reason I don't compare TNA to WWE because who's product is better is completely subjective. That said, TNA fanboys love to get on here & talk trash, so when I have to, I like to "score board" them & remind them who is BoSS of wrestling.

          • Peckar says:

            Bieber makes good music? Only to brainwashed Gen Y's.

          • OldManEaston says:

            Well that is UNFORTUNATELY one of those things that is completely subjective. It would be nice if everyone recognized talent and quality over pop appeal, but that isn't the case. I was years into adulthood before I started to acknowledge that some of the music my parents listened to was actually pretty decent from a creative standpoint, while some of it was just pure pop crap of the day. I've even come full circle in that I now find a lot of the glam rock music I listened to in my youth as being pure pop crap of my day. I often think, why did I ever like this sh*t? It is all the same and I couldn't tell Rat from Quiet Riot anymore, if I had just heard them for the first time today.

            It is hard to find good music today, because most of it today is mass produced for quick appeal only to fade into obscurity, but it does obviously have an appeal to those Gen Y kids, at least for the time being. Same with WWE, there is obviously an appeal there, though it doesn't appeal to me at all. Only a few of the talents there who I know can wrestle, have any appeal at all, and it is still just a slim appeal because of the overall nature of the product.

  2. The Truth says:

    They need to drop this jobber that can’t wrestle

    • Tiffanydude says:

      uhhhhhhh Garrett is still green of course he's going to suck but it's better than having the same wrestlers fight every week, at least he's learning and over time and constant practice he could be the Triple H of Tna some day.

  3. mb113 says:

    Well the fact is that TNA doesn't have a large audience… yet… Touring and taping will lead to larger fan base. Fact is that over the past month TNA's show has been more enjoyable to watch than WWE. It will take time. TNA isn't on a highly rated network. It has low viability on TV. TNA's goal is to build a national audience by touring and taping. Eventually they will build up a base audience that is larger than the current one, and that is when they will leave Spike TV for a more popular network which will increase their ratings.

    • rawuncutnxrated says:

      Excuses that people like you have made for 10 yrs. I've read these idiotic ideas for 10 yrs now. Excuses why they can't get ratings. And the "fact" you stated above is actually an opinion. Your opinion that actually is more worthless than cow sh*t.

      • xenocea says:

        And with you having to resort to insult people just because they have different opinions to yours shows what sad individual you are. Just sayin

      • The Spectacular Crimson Spider says:

        I’ve been on here for like 3 years and all you do is bitch bitch bitch. Why can’t someone have hopes for the company they like? You’re ALWAYS on the WWE nuts. Let one person say one damn thing positive about TNA on a TNA website and you act like they’re so wrong for doing so. As usual, a trolling bitch.

    • ricky_No1 says:

      To you TNA maybe more enjoyable than WWE but thats a matter of opinion that not everyone agrees with. As i commented above, wrestling just aint that popular anymore. Anyone who thinks TNA will ever be any bigger is wrong

      • mb113 says:

        MMA is dying off at the moment too if you haven't noticed. Everything goes in cycles. It will comeback around again. I do agree that TNA is not viewed favorable by some groups such as kids under 13, soccer moms, and Muslim extremist groups. But I degrees. In due time things will happen. We don't know if TNA will or will not ever be bigger than the WWE. WWE has brand recognition at the moment. People these days tend to think for the moment and not long term. TNA does have the potential to be successful in the long term.

        • ricky_No1 says:

          I hope TNA does well myself. I just dont see it ever going anywhere but thats just my opinion and could be wrong

        • Peckar says:

          MMA is dying off? I don't know what you are watching. I went to a UFC event last year, AUS vs ENG TUF, it is not even UFC's main ultimate fighter and was a complete sellout in a city of 500000. Cheap tickets were 150 dollars a head. MMA is on the way up, why do you think TNA and WWE want to grab on to it. You also see more MMA moves in wrestling than ever before.

  4. tna24 says:

    people at this point cant expect much from tna ratings, because it on spike which overall get no ratings at all if tna and newly air bellator are the highest rated shows,with the 1.0 ratings. for most networks that would be a fail in there eyes, but for a low rate network like spike it a good thing. i hope tna can some how bring up the ratings but dont see how they can at this point.

    • Mr. Excitement says:

      Spike TV is fine. The reach is a bit below the USA Network. Problem is they don't cross promote Impact on any of the other Viacom owned channels.

      • jbcissom says:

        And that's a huge problem. NBC Universal markets WWE when there is a big show scheduled. Viacom has done diddly squat for TNA.

        Unless it's stated in TNA's contract with SpikeTV that they can't do any television advertising on other networks and channels, TNA is going to need to branch out themselves.

  5. Mr. Excitement says:

    Does anyone feel the Open Fight N*ght theme should be the new theme for Impact?

    It was a good episode and hearing the theme play throughout made it even better.

    This episode had an Attitude Era feel. I loved it.

  6. Treck says:

    Heyman is so overrated. Vince Mxmahom actually gave him money before buying ecw and Herman still screwed it up. Cornette was against pushing young talent when he was in TNA. Wrestling is just not as popular as it was. The majority of fans who watch pro wrestling would not know a good match if it was shoved in their faces thus the wwe the ultra conservative never needing to get better wwe. The wrestling fan is a minority. The majority of watchers are those who like it for just the pizazz. And that is all wwe is. And seeing how pop culture is people like the simplest things because they hate thinking . Thus why shows like the Jersey Shore are popular. The wwe is not racy but its very simple. The storylines have no pondering to them. Yet people worship it. Sad.

  7. tnadude says:

    There are two ways TNA can improve it's ratings:

    1) Get a better network.
    2) Re-invent wrestling.

    Sorry folks, but neither is happening any time soon.

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