Impact 3/1 Ratings, Review, and Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'TNA iMPACT! (2011-2015)' started by Snowman, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Q1: 1.08 rating - Kurt Angle promo, Jeff Hardy attacks Angle and accepts his pay-per-view challenge, Bobby Roode and Austin Aries talk backstage

    Q2: 1.03 rating - A.J. Styles vs. Kazarian and Christopher Daniels

    Q3: 1.01 rating - Gail Kim and Madison Rayne backstage, ODB vs. Madison Rayne, Bully Ray talks with Aries and Roode backstage, two commercial breaks

    Q4: 0.97 rating - Video with Velvet Sky being attacked by Angelina Love and Sarita with Mickie James making the save, Ric Flair talks with Garett Bischoff while Eric Bischoff and Gunner stand by, Roode, Aries, and Ray promo

    Q5: 1.04 rating - Sting confronts Roode, Ray, and Aries, Jesse Sorensen video package, Zema Ion pre-tape

    Q6: 0.99 rating - Announcers discuss Ion's promo, Ion vs. Shannon Moore, TNA fans video, Velvet Sky and Mickie James vs. Velvet Sky and Angelina Love

    Q7: 0.93 rating - James Storm, Samoa Joe, and Magnus talk backstage, Tenay says Abyss is missing, Storm, Joe, and Magnus vs. Roode, Aries, and Ray

    Q8: 0.90 rating - Storm, Joe, and Magnus vs. Roode, Aries, and Ray

    This was a very solid show, I give it a 8/10, they found a way to touch on every storyline + a random Abyss video and two promo segments, yet still loaded the show with plenty of wrestling. If you didn't know already, now you definitely know :russo: isn't booking this crap anymore.

    But although the show was really good, wow, these ratings are pitiful. I don't get it. There are plenty of people out there, some on this site, that refuse to give TNA a second chance due to all the stupidity of the first 9 1/2 years of this company's existence. Guess they can't blame anyone but themselves on that one. Shoot, the Knockouts didn't really draw since being out of the one-hour main event, and that star-studded main event rating was pathetic. I'm really speechless, and hope TNA doesn't look at the ratings as a reason to stop doing what they've been doing.
  2. Worst ratings for a long time. 0.90 is stupidly bad, and I really hope they don't change their way because of them. This show is solid - it's their marketing which is flawed.

    I can't wait to get on a PC so I can catch up on impact.
  3. Watch it on TV lol. You have challenge don't you?
  4. I despise adverts. :(

    Plus I forget the times and stuff. I focus more when I see it online. PC arrives on Thursday so yeah :)
  5. Just in time for the next show :laugh:
  6. Makes you wonder if we were all wrong about everything. Getting a bunch of internet darlings to have a fantastic match, yet drawing that kind of rating is just embarassing. What do they have to do to in order to draw ratings? (Other than go live)

    Positive: Give some credit to the Impact Zone crowd for stepping it up. Even they were excited for that main event, and were more excited than most WWE crowds throughout the show.
  7. @[Draine]
    This is an example of the problem, a owner of a wrestling forum doesn't know when a wrestling show is on. They don't advertise.
  8. WWE crowds have been okay recently. IZ is terrible, end of.

    It needs to go live, leave IZ, and market properly.
  9. You can't really debate this. Proper marketing is really paramount for this show right now. Their parent company owns all of the MTV networks and several others, they can advertise over there and on Spike rather easily. And when they are using the Impact Zone to "save money", they may as well use the money they save for something that will help the product.

    Imagine the ratings pop just from hyping up the opening segment, Kurt Angle explaining why he attacked Jeff Hardy during his title match against Bobby Roode. 2 established names that most people know, as well as sparking curiosity about a homegrown talent.

    I'd let you know when it's on, but I don't know where your time-zone is. Sorry.
  10. Good show. I'm not sure why people fret about ratings when TNA clearly doesn't care (as shown by their lack of marketing) It's still the highest rated show on Spike every week.
  11. Good post, and GMT.
  12. Sunday at 9 pm, according to the TNA website.
  13. I haven't weighed in recently on TNA much because I haven't been watching Impact recently, but I actually sat down and watched it last night.

    They put on a decent show and I enjoyed most of it. I'm not a fan of women's wrestling, but the TNA Knockouts division seems to favor ability over sluttiness and that's what I like in a wrestling women's division.

    I enjoyed seeing Daniels and Kazarian wrestle, as well asStyles. Aries is one of the best in the world in the ring. Like most seem to feel, I actually feel like their product could be made better with better marketing. I also agree that they need to get out of the Impact Zone and do some TV in some other locations. I don't really know the feasibility of going live every Thursday, but it would also increase the "unpredictability" factor of the show.

    It was good enough for me to tune in next week, so they got that going for them, which is nice.


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  14. Horrible, horrible ratings for a very good enjoyable show. I guess the Miami game and Jersey Shore were too much for IW.:austin:
  15. Absolutely horrible ratings. Like people pooped all over TNA as of last couple months or so. It's just bad.