Last night, TNA Wrestling officially re-launched their flagship television program as Impact Wrestling, as Mick Foley announced on-screen the week prior. The show was complete with modifications to the set, and blue look to to the sound stage, filled with blue ropes, a new apron, new ring posts, modifications to the ramp, and elimination of the “TNA” logo in favor of “Impact Wrestling”. The show was also coming off of this past Sunday’s Sacrifice pay-per-view.
The show scored a 1.17 cable rating on Spike TV, doing a 1.14 rating in the first hour and improving to a 1.20 in the second. The show did 1.71 million viewers on average throughout the two-hour broadcast. Compared to last week’s show, which received the bump due to the revelation of Mick Foley as the person behind “the Network” and the debut of Chyna, the overall household rating was down one-tenth, or 8%, from last week’s 1.27 rating. Overall viewership was down 6% from last week’s 1.81 million viewers.