They never should have left the Impact Zone in the first place. They had bigger TV ratings 4 years ago, what did they expect?
Originally Posted by wrestling immortal
i can see this to be true, i mean i don't think anyone expected them to gain a lot in going on the road at the start, you gotta lose some at the start in order to gain in the future.
This won't gain them anything, road shows have never increased TNA's ratings. Actually the only time I recall a road Impact getting better ratings was in March 2011 when they got a 1.4, but they got that because of the Jeff Hardy vs. Sting match and Sting returning when people thought he was headed to WWE. It would have gotten the same rating in the Impact Zone.
Taking Impact on the road is another example of TNA being delusional and thinking it's the 90's. You don't take the show on the road until there's a large enough fanbase to sustain it, touring a show that gets shit ratings won't help the shit ratings or live attendance. The goal needs to be to make money. TNA's focus should be on intriguing storylines, the one time their ratings actually increased on a consistent basis was with the Main Event Mafia in 2009, that involved no road shows but it was good television so more people watched.
TNA's ratings this year have been the lowest they've been since 2007 or so due to the stale nature of Aces & 8's. I guarantee you this new Main Event Mafia was a SpikeTV idea, but while I've enjoyed it so far I don't know if it'll be the answer to their ratings problem even short term since they don't have Nash, Steiner, and Booker and the idea of the new MEM is to draw on TNA fans nostalgia.
I'll bet 20 bucks the current booking team is fired and Russo is back by sometime next year.