Hulk Hogan’s surprise appearance on American Idol continues to get tons of press around the world. The ratings are in for the episode and it was huge. Before any WWE mark suggests that I’m implying that Hogan brought these ratings, I ask they go back to bed as cartoons will be on in the morning and they will need their sleep.
From the Orlando Sentinel:
Thursday’s edition of “American Idol” delivered a series of surprises: a couple of Steve Wonder performances, a birthday salute to Steven Tyler, a walk-on by Hulk Hogan, a Jennifer Hudson performance and results that played out dramatically. There has never been a results show quite like that one, has there?
The show averaged 21.3 million viewers, according to updated ratings released this afternoon. “Idol” put Fox on top for the night in total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group.
From a wrestling fans perspective it was cool to see Hulk Hogan come out to “Eye Of The Tiger” after so many years. What does this rating mean for TNA fans? Hopefully some people who were Hogan fans back in the day and left wrestling were watching Idol and got their curiosity peaked about what the Hulkster has been up to. Maybe they’ll tune in and maybe they’ll bring a few more. No matter how you look at it 21 million people watching a TNA star on TV has to be positive for the company.