The ratings are in for last night's (Oct. 13) edition of TNA Impact Wrestling, which was the go-home show to the company's biggest pay-per-view of the year, Bound for Glory, and while they're up from last week, they're certainly nothing to write home about.
TNA Impact Wrestling on Thursday, October 13 scored a 1.05 rating for the final lead-in to Bound for Glory, which was up from a year-low 1.00 rating last week.
Impact averaged 1.44 million viewers, up from a near-year-low of 1.38 million viewers last week and slightly below 1.49 million viewers two weeks ago when Impact scored a 1.14 rating.
The small rise in viewers becomes insignificant when one considers the importance of the show itself, which represented the final lead-in to Bound for Glory on Sunday.
There are those forecasting around 30,000 buys for the pay-per-view event but in the short term, despite the fact that the product has seen marked improvement, to the point that it's nearly as good a show as Raw has been of late, there have been no immediate discernible gains in the ratings.
Recent moves made by the company have only fostered the belief that the show will continue to get better. Bruce Prichard taking over creative and acting as a filter for Vince Russo's madness and the hiring of veteran writer Dave Lagana point to a potential boom for a show that finally has the direction it's lacked, quite frankly, since Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan came aboard.
We shall see if the ship continues to sail in the right direction.