The September 8 episode of TNA Impact Wrestling garnered a 1.02 cable rating on Spike TV Thursday, down from 1.06 on Sept. 1 and 1.21 on Aug. 25. The program averaged 1,358,000 viewers compared to 1,420,000 the week before. Recent ratings: August 18 (1.05), August 11 (1.07), August 4 (1.14), July 27 (1.20), July 20 (1.20).
The show went head-to-head with the NFL kickoff game on NBC, which drew over 27 million viewers. Last year, the company didn’t air Impact against the NFL kickoff because of fear that the rating was going to dip. While the number seems lower than normal, many people backstage are noting that it could have done worse.