TNA News TNA News: Impact quarter-hour ratings for last Thursday's show - inside the numbers on what worked & did not work
Aug 6, 2012 - 12:42:06 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
TNA Impact on Thursday, August 2 officially scored a 1.00 flat rating off a first hour 0.92 rating and second hour 1.09 rating.
Impact continues to be hurt by slow starts in the first hour with viewers still acclimating to the timeslot change. The first quarter-hour scored a show-low 0.87 rating and no first hour quarter-hour topped a 1.00.
Impact jumped to a 1.10 to begin the second hour, then dipped in Q6 and Q7 before concluding with a strong 1.18 rating in Q8 for the James Storm vs. Kurt Angle main event. Q8 nearly matched a 1.19 rating to conclude the July 26 show.
First Hour Break Down
Q1: Impact opened with a 0.87 rating for the first-half of the Austin Aries & Kenny King vs. Bobby Roode & Zema Ion tag match that jump-started the show, plus one commercial.
Q2: Impact increased to a 0.92 rating for the second-half of the tag match, one commercial, and Sting coming out to the ring to address James Storm.
Q3: Impact increased to a first-hour-high 0.96 rating for the second-half of the Sting-Storm confrontation involving Kurt Angle, one commercial, and Bully ray vs. Robbie E.
Q4: Impact dipped to a 0.93 rating for the first-half of the Knockouts #1 contender four-way match, which also contained two commercials dragging down the rating.
Second Hour Break Down
Q5: Impact scored a 1.10 rating - the same as last week's Q5 - for the second-half of the Knockouts match, Sting talking to Brooke Hogan backstage, one commercial, and ODB and Eric Young backstage.
Q6: Impact dipped slightly to a 1.08 rating for Chavo Guerrero's in-ring debut against Kid Kash, one commercial, and Kurt Angle backstage with Wes Brisco.
Q7: Impact dipped to a second-hour-low 0.98 rating for Daniels and Kaz's "baby shower" for Claire, one commercial, Joseph Park backstage with Sting, ring introductions for the main event, and the first two minutes of Angle-Storm in the main event.
Q8: Impact jumped to a show-high 1.18 rating for the Angle-Storm main event, one commercial, and post-match waiting game for the Aces & Eights group, who never showed up. (Second to last week's show for highest-rated Q8 of the live summer run.)
Caldwell's Analysis: This week's result = less Claire storyline, more promotion of top matches, which resulted in a big number for the main event.
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