Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Mar 15, 2013
This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In (Quarter-Hours)

This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In (Quarter-Hours)

Source(s): & Nielsen Media Research

Thursday night’s episode of iMPACT! Wrestling did a 1.07 (1.1) cable rating, with 1.41 million viewers. Those numbers are down a bit from the 1.13 rating and 1.43 million viewers last week. The show delivered strong ratings in the key male demos however, which hit year-high numbers.

The quarter-hour ratings are below:

Q1: 0.99 rating – Tag Title match cut off by Aces & Eights, Bully Ray promo
Q2: 0.86 rating – First-half of the Knockouts tag match
Q3: 0.97 rating – Final part of Knockouts tag match, Robbie E. vs. Robbie T. match, backstage segments
Q4: 1.00 rating – Backstage segments and video packages
Q5: 1.20 rating – Daniels & Kazarian dressed like the Road Warriors, James Storm vs. Daniels, A.J. Styles’s return
Q6: 1.15 rating – Joseph Park’s promo with Matt Morgan interruption
Q7: 1.17 rating – First-half of Sting vs. Aries
Q8: 1.24 rating – Second-half of Sting vs. Aries, Aces and 8s beatdown

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27 Responses to “This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In (Quarter-Hours)”

  1. DigestivBiscuit says:

    Don't care what the ratings are, last nite TNA put on a great show and proud of them, as time goes by people will recognize TNA and by then the ratings will be up. TNA IS HERE AND IS HERE TO STAY FOR EVER.

    • Whatever says:

      U should care cause ratings is what makes the tv world go around. Shows with higher ratings than tna have been cancelled before cause networks couldn’t see a return on their investment on shows. Oh and don’t forget to thumb me down for telling the truth and having an opinion.

      • DigestivBiscuit says:

        Whatever man

        • Whatever says:

          Oh nice one…..Jackass. U see its ignorant fan boys like u that will understand once u grow up that is not just ur opinion of the show if its good or not its the number of people who actually watch when it’s on. Pretty soon spike tv is gonna dump tna cause its a company that isn’t producing ratings and more than likely just breaking even financially.

          • Leo says:

            Impact Wrestling is Spike TV’s highest rated show… So to say that they’re going to cancel it because it isn’t getting high enough ratings is inaccurate. That would mean Spike TV would have to cancel all of their shows because no other show on that channel gets higher ratings than Impact Wrestling. Ratings matter, but Spike TV isn’t going to cancel them, unless they go out of business.

          • Reeltalk says:

            What the hell are you talking about? Impact Wrestling is currently Spike Tv’s highest rated tv program. Before you attack us TNA fans, take the time to research your what you’re talking about before you start spreading your mindless untrue propaganda about TNA

      • JoeWrestling says:

        Except Spike is supporting it as original programming and it's a live "sporting" event, which also makes it vital to promote the Bellator property they own. There's more to it that just "a show."

      • Rated_Maxx says:

        You make a good point, but tna is number 1 on Spike

        • Whatever says:

          I don’t know where everyone keeps getting that from. I want someone to show me proof that tna is the number 1 show on spike. Cause everything to date that I have read says that they are one of the number 1 shows meaning that they are not number 1 but close to it, meaning there are other shows on spike tv that are higher in ratings. I would like someone to show me where I can read its THE NUMBER 1 SHOW on spike.


    Fiver says they will get at least two 1.8's by the end of year.

    • OldManEaston says:

      I think you are probably setting yourself up for disappointment on that one. It is just not going to happen that fast, barring something very special from a true breakout superstar. That is almost a million extra fans. I just don't see where these fans are going to come from in that short amount of time.

      • WARISNAUGHTY says:

        I base that on a few factors, (obviously it is not anything concrete and more a hopeful sentiment.) However, is it theoretically possible? Yes. Is it likely no not really. Were they to gradually build on ratings steadily to the point of where very feasibly they are pulling 1.2's for awhile. Then due to the PPV's being sparse could spend 2/3 weeks building to a title match on Impact it could maybe just about do that. That is what I mean by the odd really high rating. Strike during a lull in WWE programming maybe a Bully vs Aries vs Roode vs AJ and who knows.

    • JoeWrestling says:

      I suppose possible if the economy picks up, and live attendance for Impact grows which will increase word of mouth for the product. Although, I don't really expect the economy to boom in the near term.

  3. Mr. Excitement says:

    Aries = Ratings!

    • jbcissom says:

      The trend is actually Sting = ratings… look it up. But seriously, both men put on a really good match last night.

  4. jbcissom says:

    Last night's Impact! was completely solid. TNA hasn't produced a Impact! that was executed so well. Aries came off really strong against Sting (which was nice to see) and the beatdown on TNA's roster by A&8 is what should have been happening for some time now.

  5. jtjr45 says:

    Ratings. ratings, ratings!! Who cares about ratings. Just watch the show.

  6. Treck says:

    I am ill of why TNA is not getting bigger ratings. Where are the real wrestling fans? Hell. I am not a wwe fan anymore but use to be and right now TNA is killing WWE. Product wise. TNA not getting bigger ratings proves we real fans are an endangered species.

    • JoeWrestling says:

      It's simply that TNA is a niche television show, and the truth is there are a million reality TV shows on dozens of cable channels and people are watching those. Shows come and go and people like to jump on the hot new show. It's hard to build a show that's been around for years. The true wrestling fans watch, but it's going to be hard to get casual fans to watch a show that's been around for years unless they get some kind of mainstream coverage. They just need to get the word of mouth out about the show being good but that's going to be a tough one because what's really going to be the catalyst for that? I can only see it if the attendance for Impact on the road grows and that somehow brings in large revenue for the company, and then from that they could hire some big names or justify spending on advertising. There is a tipping point where TNA will have the capital and stability where top WWE wrestlers would say, I wouldn't mind working there for similar pay. At that point, it's a whole new game. It starts with getting attendance at shows to significant levels year round. That's the main, achievable goal they should be focusing on. They may ultimately have to focus on getting the youth demographic because with how wrestling is perceived as not being a real sport, kids may be the only real avenue to grow. Ideally the partnership with Bellator could give it credibility as an athletic event but not sure how well that will go.

  7. Firestormdzl says:

    I don't care what the rating are because I love this week iMPACT and wanna watch more especially Aces and 8s and AJ Styles' storyline.

    If my ears are not deceiving, Aces and 8s' theme is no longer Deadman's Hand (instrumental) but it's now Deadman's Hand (Lyrics). I want to hear the new lyrics theme of Aces and 8s

  8. DJBIGCG says:

    I was expecting tna to get something a little higher of a final rating like a 1.3 but that's cool. It did look like a big crowd in chi and since tna gets higher ratings in hour two, they should realize that to help them get higher final ratings

  9. tnadude says:

    How about some love for Bad Influence. I LOVED the face-paint look. I wish they'd keep it (including Daniels' hair – that was killer). Even if for just one night, they proved that they are willing to do anything (even custom pants) to get love from the crowd. And kudos to them for doing it.

    Those guys just keep performing. They don't get stale and they're always over. Great job!

  10. revrock20 says:

    I am a big fan of TNA. WWE always disappoints.That being said, yes ratings do matter in the t. v. biz. I do believe now that TNA is on the road and live every other week the ratings will grow. It's still early in this new phase.The LOD bit from Bad Influence was cool. A's & 8's are the new NWO faction and it works. This show was more about story and rivalry development. Sometimes you have to take a whole show and focus on that. Yes the wrestling suffers sometimes for it and it did last night. Not many matches and only a couple good ones. I am sure once the new rivalries get going that will change.

  11. OldManEaston says:

    Very decent show besides the KO's which is consistently the low point in TNA now. They drag the show down more than they help IMO. It is too small of a division and it frankly just doesn't have the talent it once had. Am I the only one who thinks it might help TNA to drastically scale their appearances back at this point and give more time to other things?

    Also, AJ Styles, loose cannon. DO IT TNA! You are almost there. I love it when a plan comes together.

  12. xenocea says:

    Gonna say was really impress with how Sting moved in that match considering his age. Doing drop kicks, and that gorilla press slam was something I haven''t seen him done since the wcw days against flair.

    • MRPC says:

      I Dare the icon to ditch the t-shirt and shave what's left of his hair though as he does look depressing old in the ring these days and it was the main event slot.

      • hangers says:

        He cant ditch the tshirt, no one wants to see an old guy in the ring with his gut hanging out, hence why Hulk Hogan also wears a tshirt

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