It looks like TNA's short-lived failed experiment of airing Impact first on Monday nights in competition with Raw may have done some permanent damage to their ratings, as the return of the first run airing of Impact to their old time slot did not see their ratings return to the 1.1-1.2 level they were at before the move to Mondays. As Bryan Alvarez of f4wonline.com reported:
-- Impact last night did an 0.9 rating and 1.3 million viewers. I actually thought it would do a 1.1. Not a good number at all when you consider what they were doing every Thursday before they made the Monday move. And you can't say that nobody knew it was going to be on Thursday because it's been on Thursday every week except for one during the "war".
On the positive side, it is still much better than what they were doing most Mondays when they had direct wrestling competition. Also, as James Caldwell of the Pro Wrestling Torch mentions, the rating probably was hurt by going against the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics NBA playoff game, which drew nearly 9 million viewers. However, this disappointing rating is proof positive that TNA needs much more radical change than just changing the day Impact airs. Whether we'll get such change remains to be seen.