The final cable rating and viewership estimates for this week’s episode of iMPACT! on Spike TV are now available. The company’s flagship show had a decrease in both its final ratings number and overall viewership. This week’s episode of the show scored a final cable rating of 1.10 which represented about 1,510,000 viewers over the course of the show’s two hours. This week’s final rating is 0.07 of a point lower (and about 220,000 less viewers) than last week’s episode, which scored a final cable rating of 1.17 with an average audience of 1,730,000 viewers
When we know more about the ratings breakdown, we’ll report how the show rated in each of its two hours. TNA Wrestling on Spike TV had more viewers this past Thursday night than programming on other cable channels like A&E, Showtime, and the NFL Network. The NFL Network is an interesting channel to have beaten on Thursday night since iMPACT! was head-to-head against the NFL Draft. However, the aggregated draft viewership between the NFL Network and the other outlets where this year’s Draft was available is, I’m sure, humungous.
For comparison’s sake, TNAStars.com used to promote a completely fictitious Thursday Night War as a comedy piece on this website. WWE may have won the short-lived 2010 Monday Night War, but TNA Wrestling won the 2010 – 2011 Thursday Night War!
If you’re interested in iMPACT!’s ratings performance for 2010 and the first half 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!