TNA Wrestling issued the following press release today, touting their ratings last week:
TNA’S “IMPACT WRESTLING “ ON SPIKE TV DRAWS RECORD RATINGS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20: New York, NY, October 25, 2011 – TNA’s “IMPACT WRESTLING” on Thursday, October 20 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) drew over 2.2 million viewers, making it the highest watched show in its Thursday night timeslot ever and the second-most watched episode in the six years it has aired on Spike TV. The highest being a special Monday night telecast in January 2010 featuring the TNA debut of Hulk Hogan.
The Spike TV telecast ranked #2 in the hard-to-reach demographic of 18-49, placing second behind MTV’s megahit, “Jersey Shore.” The event featured the crowning of a new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, James Storm, who defeated his arch nemesis and former Olympic champ, Kurt Angle.
This Thursday, “IMPACT WRESTLING” will feature TNA Heavyweight Champion James Storm in action, the in-ring return of Jeff Hardy as well as TNA Knockout Gail Kim. Also appearing are “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles and many more.