The final cable ratings for last night’s episode of iMPACT! on Spike TV are now available and the company’s flagship show once again achieved a very strong rating. This week’s episode of the show scored a final cable rating of 1.28 which represents about 1,781,000 viewers over the course of the show’s two hours. This week’s final rating is 0.03 of a point higher (and about 43,000 more viewers) than last week’s episode, which scored a final cable rating of 1.25 with an average audience of 1,738,000 viewers.
We also know a little bit about the ratings breakdown by hour from last night’s show. The first hour of last night’s iMPACT! on Spike TV scored a final cable rating of 1.24 while the second hour scored a final cable rating of 1.31. TNA Wrestling on Spike TV had more viewers last night than many of the NCAA Tournament games and programming on channels like A&E, Discovery, Bravo, and FX.
For comparison’s sake, TNAStars.com promotes a completely fictitious Thursday Night War as a comedy piece on this website (a war, by the way, that TNA Wrestling just won). With that in mind, this week’s episode of Superstars scored a final cable rating of 0.52 on WGN America. The 0.52 cable rating represents a total audience of 541,000 viewers.
If you’re interested in iMPACT!’s ratings performance for 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, then check out TNAStars.com’s Ratings War area. In the Ratings War area you can see a comparison of iMPACT! vs. Monday Night RAW and iMPACT! vs. Superstars from all of 2010 and 2011. Enjoy!