The October 1 edition of TNA Impact Wrestling ended with a 0.88 rating. That is slightly above an 8% increase from last week’s episode. The real story is the viewership, as the show saw an average of 1.1 million fans tuned in, which was up in a big way from last week.
The first half of the show averaged a 0.93 rating, kicking off at a 1.03 for the first quarter-hour. The second half started out relatively strong at 0.91 but dropped every 15 minutes, ending at a 0.75 for the main event. That means between the first segment and the last, the Impact rating dropped over 27%.
KILLAM: That second hour spiral has to be frustrating for TNA. If they could have stayed consistent for just one segment in hour two, this week’s score could have been the best since moving to Wednesday nights. It seems like the key to getting back to that 1.0 benchmark is figuring out how to retain viewers later in the night. Easier said than done.
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