Re: TNA the best wrestling product but not getting the ratings - why?
Originally Posted by joeisgonnakillyou
RAW - 3.27
Impact - 1.06
RAW - 3.57 +
Impact - 1.14 +
RAW - 3.28 -
Impact - 1.06 -
RAW - 3.21 -
Impact - 1.17 +
RAW - 3.0 -
Impact - 1.01 -
Only one exception and I really can't explain it.
2011 was one boring year for TNA, they only made the product decent around BFG time.
At the very least, they've stayed above 1.0 for the most part since prior to 2008 (meaning that they have roughly 1.5 million viewers (give or take 100K) that have continued watching them in that time - in the US alone --- and that's not counting DVR viewership or Internet viewership in the US (which itself has been the most rapidly increasing form of viewership for everything in the last several years)), and they broadcast in over 119 other countries that are not counted in these ratings (and now they are currently putting forth their best storylines/booking (consistently)). I'd say they are doing quite well for a company that is not labeled as WWE (thus people shouldn't be quite as concerned about their ratings). That said, I'd still like to see their viewership go up even more. Obviously the main points made for the inability to go up much higher ratings-wise are that they are on Spike (which might be rebranded later in the year - which itself might lead to increased viewership), the night they are on (seeing as most people are more likely to be home and watching TV earlier in the week - would be cool if they tried a Wednesday episode on July 3 - with a replay the next night), and people not being aware that they have finally left the IZ (as being on the road is a better visual than the IZ hands down, and some that think they are still there - probably wouldn't be as inclined to check out the current product). If even one of these things changes in the coming months, I'd say they have a pretty good shot at increased viewership.
Pro-Wrestling Events Attended: Pay-Per Views: Elimination Chamber 2012, Bragging Rights 2010, WrestleMania 22, Judgment Day 2005 --- RAW: 2/20/12; 8/29/08; 4/3/06; 11/14/05 --- SMACKDOWN: 9/6/13; 7/22/11; 7/14/06; 11/18/05; 1/22/04; 9/12/02, 7/6/14 --- House Shows (RAW Brand): 1/31/03; 4/23/04 --- House Shows (SMACKDOWN Brand): 8/16/03; 12/28/12; 7/6/14 --- IMPACT: 3/21/13; 3/14/13 --- Ring Of Honor: 4/27/07; 8/25/06, --- Independent: MCW-1/26/08; 2CW-7/13/14
Last edited by El Taco; 03-30-2013 at 06:14 PM.