Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Apr 27, 2013
This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In – Details

This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In – Details

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Last night’s episode of iMPACT! Wrestling brought in a 0.99 (1.1) cable rating, with 1.23 million viewers. That number was up slightly in ratings but down 3% in viewers from the 0.97 and 1.27 million viewers last week. The show did hold up well against the NFL Draft on ESPN, which had 6.1 million viewers. They also had strong competition from the NBA Finals on TNT.

The show ranked #30 in overall viewers among cable shows for the night, #15 among males 18-34 and #14 in the male 18-49 demo. The male demos were down slightly. Quarter-hour ratings are below:

Q1: 0.83 rating – Fortune re-formation tease, Aces & Eights attacking babyfaces
Q2: 0.84 rating – First half of Taryn Terrell vs. Tara, various segments
Q3: 0.88 rating – Second half of Taryn vs. Tara, Rob Terry vs. Jessie Godderz
Q4: 0.85 rating – Backstage segments and video packages
Q5: 0.99 rating – Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez vs. Austin Aries & Robert Roode
Q6: 1.15 rating – Matt Morgan and Hogan in the ring
Q7: 1.08 rating – Mickie James vs. Velvet Sky for the Knockouts Title
Q8: 1.22 rating – Hulk Hogan confronting Bully Ray and Sting returning at the end of the show

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23 Responses to “This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In – Details”

  1. Jon says:

    The observations about the competition seem pretty tired. Seriously, there were more than a dozen other shows that managed to compete better in the target demos. If it isn't the NFL then it's the NBA or the NFL Draft or March Madness or The World Midget Poker Tour On Ice

  2. Whatever says:

    I love to be the obvious one here to say that a 0.99 does not come out to a 1.1 it is 1.0. A couple high points though: I said in a previous article that tna would not pull anything higher than a 1.0 and also I think this is what the third week in a row tna failed to pull anything higher than 1.0. Oh sorry slap nuts I didn’t say it was high points for tna. Tna is number 1 or sorry actually it’s #30. Ha ha ha ha ha

  3. jbcissom says:


    It's called perspective. On the night of the first round of the NFL Draft, no wrestling show is going to out duel the NFL. I mean hello, some of the worst matchups on MNF kick Raw's @$$ in the ratings. Same thing for the NBA playoffs. If the NFL Draft isn't on last night, more people watch TNA. I watched the draft because I'm a huge football fan, both NFL and college. I'm also a big wrestling fan. People tend to watch events that only happen once a year than something that airs on a weekly basis, so keep that in mind.

    • Peckar says:

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  4. soyfenomenal says:

    Can someone explain something to me?
    When the show gets higher ratings, but lower viewers, does that mean the viewers were more consistent, there were just less than that of a higher rating?

    • Jon says:

      I noticed that myself & was trying to make sense of it tbh (and I deal with TV ratings for a living). Maybe it's late & I'm just having a severe brain cramp but off hand the only way I think of that to actually happen — other than a rounding quirk — would be if the size of the total TV universe changed (which is does officially once a year, usually in September).

  5. revrock20 says:

    I don't know what night would be best for TNA to move to so they don't go up against other sporting events or other really popular shows, but Thursday has not been good to them. Maybe Wednesday 9 to 11.

    • Jon says:

      I don't think I'd want to be going against Duck Dynasty on Wednesday nights any time soon 😉 (most watched show on cable since Walking Dead season ended). That would let them avoid some football competition however.

      The only weeknight that doesn't consistently have a powerhouse show appears to be Tuesday or Friday (and Friday night is the smallest total audience for television other than Saturday night, so you don't really want that)

      • jbcissom says:

        I actually wish TNA would move to A&E and A&E would pair DD and Impact! together on Wed nights.

      • tnadude says:

        I lke Duck Dynasty, but it's not a show that will still be popular in 2 – 3 years either. It tends to get repetitive at times and has limited storyline potential.

        That said, I do look forward to it today.

  6. key lock says:

    Wrestling in general is not as popular as 10 years ago ,these days people want to be entertained hence the fact wwe is in the entertainment business for the last 5 years or so TNA needs to be a good biotch and take it up the ass wrestling will never be huge AGAIN EVER

  7. Bartab says:

    Funny aint money!

  8. JoeWrestling says:

    Still plenty of people watching wrestling, it's called UFC. People actually believe the trash talking on there is real. Good for them.

  9. KilloWare1996 says:

    TNA needs more wrestling and needs to expose their company more to get more viewers. The reason why WWE has got more viewers is because more kids like tuning into their product to see people like Sheamus, Randy Orton and lastly Super "Steroid" Cena. TNA, ROH, PWG and just about any other indy company should be more popular than WWE because they actually use their wrestlers well.

  10. revrock20 says:

    I blame Vince. When WWE was the only wrestling company left on t.v. they did sloppy shows. Wrestling fans weren't entertained anymore. WWE has circus fans not wrestling fans. no offense Doink.

  11. jbcissom says:

    I get what you're saying. Let's be real about this though. These numbers don't take into account DVR numbers and streaming numbers. As far as the "wrestling" is concerned, TNA's product is far superior to WWE's. I'll even admit that ROH's is better than both. But wrestling didn't become huge because wrestling. It became huge because of the storylines… the anti-heroes at that time… WWE had SCSA and WCW had Sting. But back on topic, a person is more apt to sit down in front of the tube if the event they are watching happens only once a year than something that happens on a nightly or weekly basis.

    But there have been several things that have hurt wrestling… VKM allowing his product to become a shell of itself… the Chris Benoit situation (this IMO is a severely underrated event in the demise of wrestling)

  12. OzzfactorDro says:

    :: golf clap ::

    One of the better comments I've seen regarding the lack of ratings. I'm a die hard TNA fan, but sometimes you gotta call a spade a spade. This applies mostly to WWE, but here are some reasons wrestling has declined: the storylines are dated, there are so many good shows on and way more channels than 1998, it's harder and harder to get a wrestler over now, they let Chris Jericho beat Rock AND SCSA in the same night to be the first undisputed champ (HUGE FAIL, sorry Y2J fans), letting Eddie Guerrero and Benoit go over at WM for the titles, spoilers and rumors/news are available to anyone at anytime, the drama is too hollywood-ish and exaggerated to an awkward point… Aww, here I go sounding like another pissed off wrestling fan., lol Everyone keeps wondering what TNA has to do to regain their audience. Honestly, and it's sad to say, but that audience is g-o-n-e. They're never coming back either. They should focus on the million people that watch now and make sure those numbers don't fall. And yes, the Benoit triple homicide is grossly overlooked as a reason people became disenfranchised with pro wrestling altogether too.

  13. Blood Runs Cold says:

    It was more than SCSA and Sting. it was the nWo Vs. The Attitude era. It was the pinacle of wrestling. Wrestling will NEVER reach those heights again. The majority of that falls on Vince McMahon. When he bought WCW and buried it, he also buried more than half of the wrestling viewership (myself included for the most part. I’ve watched TNA here & there over the past decade, but not WWE since WCW went under) during the Monday Night Wars (Golden Age of wrestling) both shows were pulling 4’s and 5’s. I believe 95-97% of the TNA viewers are old school WCW fans (like myself) the rest are those that have grown to dislike WWE over the years. You can tell by the ratings back then Vs the ratings now that a lot of people flat out stopped watching. (I’ve stopped watching TNA for long periods1-3 years, but check this site once in awhile during that time for updates. I could be wrong, but I truly believe that if Shane was allowed to run WCW as a separate entity from the WWE all these years and they could have done maybe one WWE Vs WCW ppv a year, that wrestling would be just as popular or more than it was in the 90’s.

  14. OzzfactorDro says:

    Great comment as well. I was also a huge WCW fan and even watched every show up until that terrible day in March 2001. I agree, when McMahon buried WCW, he buried most of their fans with it. I tried to hang on as a wrestling fan occasionally happy to see a WCW guy on Raw or Smackdown, but then they started dwindling down and eventually to the point where Booker T was the lone person left from the WCW buyout. I also don't watch religiously like I did during the 90's and mostly catch TNA once or twice a month, plus what I read on here from time to time. It's hard to watch when WWE is dressing three guys up in paramilitary gear and claiming they're the best faction in wrestling history, their biggest emerging wrestler is an effeminate dancer, and a guy that looks like a cook from Pizza Hut has a 400 some odd day run with the belt. TNA should get SOME blame too… The Sons of Anarchy thing isn't working. Gut Check, isn't working. Open Fight Night isn't working. James Storm gets no crowd reaction and is terrible on the mic. They find the deadest crowds and tape TV with them… Ok, I'm done, lol.

  15. Blood Runs Cold says:

    Couldn’t reply to your reply of mine, so I’m replying to this. I have found TNA a little more enjoyable recently. The two biggest things I don’t like about the new nWo (Ace’s & Eights) is 1. They don’t have any name talent in that stable. Sure the have the “Dudley’s” but they are better known and liked as a tag team. They have Mr. Anderson who is the best wrestler in the group and on the mic, but they rest are a bunch of no name scrubs. There’s a big reason they are recruiting AJ, because that stable not only needs a name wrestler, it needs talent and BAD. James Storm has grown on me; but he works best in a tag team (America’s Most Wanted, Beer Money) speaking of Beer Money, rude would do well in A&E. 2. Their intro music is freaking HORRIBLE!!!!!! I don’t know what anyone was thinking when they thought that was a good idea. They need a sound that’s catchy, iconic, like what the nWo, D-X, Wolfpack had. They are supposed to be this bad ass biker gang, but they come out to this slow, melodramatic, country twang? Ugh.

    I don’t know if you play WWE 13 on the 360, but I just bought it and started my own story. It’s called WCW:The Return. I’ve only done the intro show and I’m working on part 2 right now.

  16. jbcissom says:

    LOL, I never thought of Punk that way before, but you've hit the nail on the head in an odd way.

    I've got to disagree with you about A&8, Gut Check, and James Storm. The A&8 storyline needs to play out. I'm enjoying Bully's run as the top heel (he needs to be unfiltered to get the maximum effect). And Gut Check would be 10x better if they did the whole she-bang in one night instead of wasting segments over two episodes of Impact!, but I still like the concept. And TNA has failed in building up/pushing several stars and then dropping them all of a sudden, Storm being one of them.

    The OFN needs to be the in-between event between PPVs, ala Clash of the Champions.

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