The final cable rating and viewership estimates for last night’s episode of iMPACT Wrestling on Spike TV are now available and it looks like the show got a big boost from the limited commercial interruptions offered by 5 Hour Energy. iMPACT Wrestling’s flagship show had an increase in its final ratings number as well as a significant increase in overall viewership as compared to last week. This week’s episode of the show scored a final cable rating of 1.27 which represented about 1,838,000 viewers over the course of the show’s two hours. This week’s final rating is 0.10 of a point higher (and approximately 145,000 more viewers) than last week’s episode, which scored a final cable rating of 1.17 with an average audience of 1,693,000 viewers.
We also know a little bit about the ratings breakdown by hour from this week’s show. The first hour of this week’s iMPACT Wrestling on Spike TV scored a final cable rating of 1.25 while the second hour scored a final cable rating of 1.30. Last night’s episode of iMPACT Wrestling on Spike TV had more viewers than prime time and late night programming on other cable channels like FX, BET, the Food Network, Bravo, TLC, the Cartoon Network, ESPN, USA Network, the A&E Network, Comedy Central, TBS, TNT, Discovery, and HGTV.
If you’re interested in iMPACT Wrestling’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 Wrestling vs. Monday Night RAW and iMPACT Wrestling vs. Superstars from all of 2010 and 2011. Enjoy!