TNA Beats WWE In The UK Ratings Again, Former WWE Star Works TNA Match

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For the week ending March 20, TNA iMPACT! beat both WWE Monday Night Raw and WWE SmackDown for the third consecutive week. According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board, TNA iMPACT! on Challenge TV drew 157,000 viewers, down 6,000 viewers from the previous week. Raw on Sky Sports 3 drew 156,000 viewers while SmackDown on Sky Sports 2 garnered 137,000. TNA’s Victory Road pay-per-view event outdrew all WWE programming and equaled iMPACT! viewership with 157,000.

Former WWE talent Shawn Daivari worked last night’s iMPACT! taping in Orlando, Florida, beating independent wrestler Ricky Reyes via Death Valley Driver. He was announced as Shawn Daivari. Over the weekend, Daivari denied reports that he had re-signed with TNA Wrestling. He didn’t, however, deny the report of him working this week’s iMPACT! tapings.

5 Responses to “TNA Beats WWE In The UK Ratings Again, Former WWE Star Works TNA Match”

  1. Orginalwestling78 says:

    If you are going to report this, then you must include the fact that WWE programming is on pay tv in the UK, and TNA is on free tv.. You must point out that the WWE’s tv deal in the UK is for much more money than TNA’s deal.. You must point out that WWE shows in the UK out-draw TNA shows by more than half.. You must point out that the WWE is a much more popular brand in the UK than TNA (by far).. All things are certainly NOT equal..

  2. All things are certainly NOT equal..

  3. Guest17 says:

    I completely agree with Originalwestling78. Some people in the UK do not pay for sky sports so they cant watch WWE on TV they probably watch it online. But then because TNA is on free TV they can watch that on television which gives TNA viewers over WWE. WWE is without a doubt a much bigger brand than TNA in the UK and WWE still gets almost double TNA’s views because it has 2 shows whereas TNA has only 1..

  4. suto_vu says:

    I might agree with some of the comments about paying for Sky, however, looking at the ratings for Victory Road (a paid program as well), makes me believe TNA has, at the very least, a more dedicated fanbase than WWE’s in the UK. But, I don’t live there, so I couldn’t know for sure.

  5. S_treacy says:

    No I live in ireland and get the same service. You have to pay for sky to get challenge and sky sports comes free with the package if you want it.

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