Impact ratings post-Bound for Glory suffer steep decline despite World Title match


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TNA Impact Wrestling on Thursday night on Pop TV drew 305,000 viewers, down from 365,000, 377,000, and 366,000 the previous three weeks. This sharp dropoff comes for the first Impact after Bound for Glory, but also amidst rumors of TNA’s ownership situation being in flux. Impact went up against an NFL game featuring the San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, many first-run cable shows, baseball playoffs, and perhaps most uniquely the hurricane coverage on cable networks.

Keller’s Analysis: This is a disappointing number for TNA as various partners maneuver to purchase the company. It is a bit of an aberration so next week’s number will be key to see whether this is part of TNA having lost some previously loyal viewers or just a one-time fluke.