TNA News TNA NEWS: Impact quarter-hour TV ratings - inside the numbers on Thursday's show featuring Storm vs. Roode
Nov 16, 2012 - 5:15:27 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
TNA Impact on Thursday, November 15 scored a 1.07 rating off a first hour 1.01 rating and second hour 1.14 rating.
The key for Thursday's taped show following Turning Point was an improved first quarter-hour. This helped Impact's first hour top a 1.0 rating for the first time in eleven weeks (August 30).
Impact peaked with a 1.18 rating in both the fifth and sixth quarter-hours to begin the second hour, then steadily declined to a 1.08 rating in the eighth quarter-hour for the Bobby Roode vs. James Storm main event.
First Hour Break Down
Q1: Impact opened with a 0.99 rating for the immediate PPV fall-out featuring James Storm's victory speech interrupted by Bobby Roode and one commercial. By comparison, the Impact following TNA's biggest PPV of the year, Bound for Glory, scored a 0.94 rating in Q1 for immediate PPV fall-out. (up 13% vs. live summer run Q1 average)
Q2: Impact increased slightly to a 1.02 rating for RVD vs. Kid Kash in an unannounced X Division Tile match, one commercial, and various backstage segments. (up 12% vs. live summer run Q2 average)
Q3: Impact decreased slightly to a 1.00 rating for Jesse vs. Eric Young, one commercial, Joseph Park and Hulk Hogan in Hogan's office, and Aces & Eights taking out Magnus before a scheduled TV Title match. (up 7% vs. live summer run Q3 average)
Q4: Impact was about the same with a 1.01 rating for follow-up on Magnus's beat down, Austin Aries and Jeff Hardy backstage, ring intros for the main event, and two full commercial breaks. (up 8% vs. live summer run Q4 average)
Second Hour Break Down
Q5: Impact increased to a show-high 1.18 rating for Kurt Angle & Garett Bischoff vs. Aces & Eights, backstage segments, and ring intros for the Knockouts battle royal before one commercial at the very end of the quarter-hour. (up 10% vs. live summer run Q5 average)
Q6: Impact stayed at a show-high 1.18 rating for the Knockouts battle royal, one commercial, backstage segments, and A.J. Styles coming to the ring for a speech. (up 14% vs. live summer run Q6 average)
Q7: Impact dipped to a 1.11 rating for Styles's speech interrupted by Daniels and Kazarian, one commercial, various backstage or video segments, and ring intros for the main event. (up 8% vs. live summer run Q7 average)
Q8: Impact dipped slightly to a second-hour-low 1.08 rating for the Roode vs. Storm main event and one commercial in the middle of the match. (up 1% vs. live summer run Q8 average)
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