TNA & Spike TV To Experiment With Moving Impact An Hour Earlier On April 5th

With Spike TV's website saying that the April 5th episode of TNA Impact will be airing from 8 to 10 PM, naturally it caused people to start talking.  The 8 to 9 hour on January 4th was the highest-rated hour in TNA history, which of course caused everyone other than TNA brass (who were probably thinking "RARGH!  Head to head!  RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!") to realize that 8 to 10 would most likely be a better slot.  Anyway, Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com is saying that the move is for one week only as an experiment to see if this will boost the rating, with the show back in the 9 to 11 slot on April 12th.  However, with this week's show having happened already, that gives them only one show where they can promote the move.  When WWE does 3 hour Raw specials, the 8 to 9 hour is always the lowest rated third of the show, so a one-off move won't necessarily boost the number without a ridiculous amount of hype like the 1/4 Impact special had.  If they made the move as a semi-permanent change, then people who forgot the first week would learn at the start of the second hour and presumably remember the following week.  Of course, if the show does get a boost, then it seems likely that the move would be permanent.

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