The ratings are in for last night's (Sept. 29) episode of TNA Impact Wrestling featuring the continued push of Bobby Roode towards his world heavyweight title shot against Kurt Angle at Bound for Glory and Hulk Hogan's major announcement.
Here's how the show did, courtesy of PWTorch:
TNA Impact Wrestling on Thursday, September 29 scored a 1.14 rating, up from a 1.08 rating last week.
Impact averaged 1.49 million viewers, down slightly from an average of 1.52 million viewers last week. The show was also down compared to the 2011 average of 1.63 million viewers.
The report goes on to state that TNA is struggling more and more with all the key demographics, which continues its streak of standing on shaky ground with Spike TV. Advertisers don't like professional wrestling and if the show fails to bring in the 18-49 demographic, which is what they're looking for, the big wigs at Spike are eventually going to put two and two together and pull the proverbial plug.
Impact ends the month of September having only reached the 1.2 ratings marker with its Sept. 15 episode that featured the Sting vs. Ric Flair match that resulted in a torn labrum for the latter after a superplex.
That's the state of affairs with TNA, folks.
It's actually a shame that numbers aren't better right now, considering how they've done a few things so very right the past couple weeks, namely pushing Roode as a legitimate contender and building interest in his title shot against Angle at Bound for Glory, the biggest pay-per-view of the year.
Even the Hulk Hogan bogus retirement angle has been executed brilliantly ... so far. Sadly, the lack of ratings could result in disaster for the company sooner rather than later, which leads to bad booking decisions and shotgun programs that are doomed to fail.
Let's hope they continue on undeterred on the path they're on now.