Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Sep 7, 2013
This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In … vs. The NFL

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

Thursday night’s episode of iMPACT! Wrestling drew 1.31 million viewers, up 5% from last week’s 1.24 million. The show had a 0.4 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, which was a slight dip from an 0.5 last week and suggests that the show attracted attention outside of its core audience.

The number is a great rating considering that it was up against the first NFL game of the season, which drew 25.85 million viewers.

UPDATE: The 9/5 TNA iMPACT! Wrestling on Spike TV did a final 0.98 (1.0) cable rating with 1.31 million viewers. This number is down from last week’s show that did a 0.99 (1.0) cable rating with 1.24 million viewers. SpikeTV and TNA are happy with those numbers considering the insane number (25+ million) for the NFL.

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19 Responses to “This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In … vs. The NFL”

  1. nevergiveup555 says:

    Dixie needs to bring GOLDBERG to TNA also BIG SHOW!

    • HolsG says:

      What the old guys?

      TNA is known for young high flyers and it should stay like that (TNA has only gone downhill since Hogan and Bischoff changed everything and focused on heavyweights)

      • PennyAnd1 says:

        You do know TNA's all about young high flyers right? That's how they started with. And as you can see for decades it hasn't done anything. Don't let me remind you that Hogan brought the biggest rating in TNA history, If TNA will ever get popular, they need to copy the blueprint of Bischoff's WCW plan that kicked WWF's ass for what was it? 84 weeks in a row? They need to steal names from WWE, so that in turn will take some WWE fans.

        They need to do something dramatic, like bringing in a whole group rather than debut 1 by 1. They need to steal Morrison, DiBiase, and who ever else is available. I'm hearing Cena is feeling left out. Maybe thay can take him in too. Cena in TNA (not a PG show) will be awesome. They need to give Bischoff the keys so that he can get his hand dirty again.

        • HolsG says:

          I'm not saying Hulk hasn't done anything for TNA, i just don't think it warrants $2,000,000 a year.
          Since Hogan has come we have heard a lot more about TNA being in financial trouble, morale being down etc.
          At least with the x division the company was safe. You can't say nothing happened with TNA with the x division at the front line as i have never known a 10 yr old (then) company being aired in over 100 countries

          • PennyAnd1 says:

            Yeah I didn't like how he got rid of the 6-sided ring. That was the attraction to TNA. I had no idea he was getting paid that much.

          • HolsG says:

            I only googled it so it may not be true. Apparently Kurt angle is on a million but at least he deserve (at least) some of it

        • ricky_No1 says:

          All your ideas would work except for one detail. They are all dumb and could never happen.

          • PennyAnd1 says:

            If it's dumb, then WCW wouldn't had that success had Bischoff didn't do it. But they did, so it's not dumb. But it could never happen you're right because TNA doesn't have Ted Turner's money.

          • ricky_No1 says:

            If your gonna tell me Bitchoff made WCW then you must be crazy

          • PennyAnd1 says:

            No, I'm telling you that a young genius in Eric Bischoff took a WCW that was once like TNA, and he took it to Vince McMahon, making Vince panic and press the red button getting his hands dirty because he thought his business was gonna crash while Bishoff and his WCW was kicking ass for a very very long time. That's a fact!

          • ricky_No1 says:

            If he was a genius, then why is WCW not still around while WWE rules the roost?

          • PennyAnd1 says:

            Because he didn't own WCW. If he did, it would've been king of wrestling company. Ted Turner sold it to Vince because they let Vince Russo run WCW before its demise. Anymore questions? Face it, Bischoff was the man.

          • ricky_No1 says:

            I think you need to look at the reasons WCW sunk. Russo was part of a bigger problem that included Eric. Do your research dude

          • PennyAnd1 says:

            It's obvious you're a WWE fan, and you hate knowing the fact that Bischoff was close to putting your WWE out of business. Like I said Bischoff had no control of WCW, that right there is enough info to let you know why WCW sunked.

          • ricky_No1 says:

            For your info i have said many times that i dont care for the WWE but i am a wrestling fan and unlike you, not a big bisch mark

  2. jbcissom says:

    This is huge for TNA. Only a blind donkey would think this is bad news. The NFL pulls almost 26 million viewers. Nothing… I mean absolutely nothing pulls those type of numbers now-a-days on a single channel, except for the Super Bowl and the NCAA FBS Championship Game.

  3. whatsup121 says:

    way to go tna keeping it over the 1 million mark especially now that football is back on

  4. Mr. Excitement says:

    So can we stop mentioning competition is why Impact averages low ratings?
    I've always said who cares about competition. If the product itself is good, competition won't matter.

    Look at RAW IS WAR in the late 90's. They pretty much owned the TV ratings.

    • jbcissom says:

      Competition will always be a part of the equation. It just depends on whether it is a "heavy" or "light" factor. Look at WWE Raw. Their numbers have been decreasing and seem to have plateaued off a bit at just under the 3.0 rating and under 4M viewers. And they had no competition during that time. Now ESPN shows a crappy matchup for CFB in FSU and Pitt and it blows Raw out of the water. And this coming week, there are two MNF games. Also, the NFL Network is going to host the Patriots-Jets game this coming Thursday night. These instances will hurt your rating and viewership. It's just a matter of which degree it hurts.

      The fact that TNA did this well against a marquee matchup in the NFL gives me hope that TNA is going to hopefully do better this year. The "on-screen" product is definitely better IMO.

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