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TNA NEWS: Impact TV ratings are in - did TNA rebound from last week's year-low rating?

Apr 19, 2013 - 4:41:40 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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TNA Impact on Thursday, April 19 scored a 0.98 rating, up slightly from a 0.93 rating last week. It was the first time back-to-back episodes have registered below a 1.00 rating since the final two weeks of 2012.

Impact averaged 1.268 million viewers, up from 1.170 million viewers last week, which was an eight-month low. This week's viewership was the second-lowest of 2013, only trailing last week's show.

- On cable TV Thursday night, Impact ranked #44 in overall viewers, #17 among males 18-34, and #11 among males 18-49, which was an improvement from last week's near-year-lows in the key demographics.

- Last year this week, the Apr. 19, 2012 Impact scored the exact same 0.98 rating and the demographics were nearly identical. Two years ago this week, Impact scored a 1.17 overall rating.

Caldwell's Analysis: Last week, Impact was hurt tremendously by the first hour, but the show was also hurt by the start of the second hour. It's apparent that after nearly one year at 8:00 p.m. EST, Impact has been hurt by the timeslot change, which is backed up by the quarter-hour ratings again this week. And, going live every other week and going on the road every week has not led to a ratings boost to offset the timeslot change.


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