I dont think its a good idea going back to tape. Im one of the people that doesnt watch because I already read the spoilers. Ive watched TNA every week since its been live. Im not saying Ive been enthralled, but at least Ive tuned in.
I really don't think it matters to the ratings one way or the other but I prefer it live just from my selfish can't-avoid-spoilers pov. I guess it could help the company's image if they went on the road for tapings and were absolutely guaranteed to be pulling in at least a few thousand per venue, but TNA hasn't shown the ability to draw anywhere near that well on a regular basis.