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Impact scores lowest rating of the year



It’s not only RAW that is getting spanked in the ratings but TNA’s flagship show IMPACT Wrestling also got a nice smackdown this week. Thursday’s show did a 0.84 rating with just over 1 million viewers, which is the lowest rated show for the whole year and down around 20% from the previous week. TNA is currently going full speed ahead with promotion towards their biggest pay-per-view of the year, Bound For Glory, and that number is not a good sign at all.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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17 Responses

  1. steve jones says:

    then again nobody watches Impact

  2. Deathedge says:

    Well, the product has been regressing again… Plus, wasn’t the debate Thursday? Memory is a little hazy.

  3. Hipnosis says:

    PRO WRESTLING is DYING :(

  4. Hipnosis says:

    WWE’s plan to kill TNA = put on HOURS and HOURS of wrestling so people grow tired of wrestling

  5. Gerry says:

    These 2 company’s need to get off there high horse and get the acts together before pro wrestling is wiped off the map

  6. Matthew W says:

    no the debate was on wednesday

  7. Fisha695 says:

    Don’t forget that for some reason it seems like there is an NFL game every Thursday night this season as well instead of the usual 5 or 6 Thursday games at the end of the season like in years past.

  8. Scott says:

    And it wasn’t like the NFL game was an interesting matchup (Cardinals-Rams… That’ll put asses in the seats). At least compared to the past before Russo finally got canned, TNA is a better product… Then again, anything compared to a Russo product is a better product.

  9. -J- says:

    i forgot it was on…why are they dragging aces and eights on in promos only fuq.

  10. Agent Cooper says:

    No, the product is not better since Russo got canned. Russo wasn’t the problem. Hogan, Bischoff, and to a lesser extent Bruce Pritchard have been slowly killing TNA ever since they arrived. The ratings now are worse than they were with Russo before this whole Hogan crap era.

  11. Fisha695 says:

    The thing is though it’s not like it was a bad episode last night. Yeah the Aces & 8s thing is dragging on way to long & they’re trying way to hard to make it the new NWO, but other then that it was a pretty decent show.

  12. RYDER-MAN says:

    Like I keep saying, both WWE and TNA’s storytelling move too slow. It wont fix everything but it will at least help ratings. Our generation is one that wants instant gratification, but they aren’t giving it to anyone. People don’t want to watch a show that takes a whole 3 months to slightly progress a storyline.
    I’m not saying rush through them, but they have to learn to give the consumer something new each week. I personally have had enough of CM Punk being portrayed as a weak champion and yelling at announcers for the past month and a half. Ace’s and 8′s debut was in JUNE! and we still know nothing about them except for the crap we already knew when they first showed up.
    Yes, pro wrestling is dying but that’s because the guys in charge can’t put their own egos aside and do what is right for business.

  13. Matt says:

    I disagree with all the above..
    While TNA rating may have dropped it is also up against Thursday night football as well..and well the cardinals are 4-0 this year thus far so yeah in some minds that may make it the thing to watch…

    I watched the last 30 minutes of raw and it was just completely hard to even swallow.
    I will not move from my seat on a thursday night with Impact….

    Impact is by far the better product then the WWE right now…

    As far as Aces and Eights is concerned its much better then the NWO ever was.

    You people are hard to please before you were complaining that storylines were being rushed by TNA to much or just dropped etc without ever completing and now that they have a storyline Aces & Eights that is not being rushed you still complain…

    Perhaps it is time for the world of wrestling to look at the fans because personally its the fans that are ruining wrestling and not the product itself.. (well except maybe in WWES case) … there is just not pleasing the idiotic wrestling fans today…

  14. Original Hebert says:

    wow, that’s worse than Sunday Night Heat was doing before they were put online, that’s not good.

  15. Tyler says:

    TNA is dying because no one cares about Hogan fighting a biker gang for 2 hours.

  16. Styles T. says:

    ^ I Agree With That Whole Statement Continue To Preach But Impact Did Pretty Well For Quality Of The Last 3 Shows So I Think They Should Fix The Way They Advertise & Get Out Of The Impact Zone

  17. DBRude says:

    They need some fresh talent; their roster is stale. That has been my gripe with their show, all year. Personally, I’m tired of seeing Jeff Hardy, RVD, Ken Anderson, Sting, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, etc. It’s always the same people. I also feel like they rely too much on these inconsequential storylines (Aces & Eights, for example). It’s like both companies forget they’re in the WRESTLING business. The only thing storylines should be based on are the championships, the people holding them, and the people chasing after them.

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