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Wrestling weddings are good for ratings, as TNA finds out with Brooke Hogan and Bully Ray

Although no marrying actually took place, everyone at TNA must be happy with the fact that viewership was up for the wrestling wedding of Brooke Hogan and Bully Ray last night on Impact Wrestling.

This should come as no real surprise to anyone but the wrestling wedding TNA held last night (Jan. 17, 2013) on Impact Wrestling from Orlando, Florida, featuring Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan exchanging vows, garnered higher viewership than normal.

The show did a 1.1 rating for an average of 1.6 million viewers. That's up from the 1.3 million the week before and outside of the heavily promoted Jan. 3 first show of the new year, it's the highest viewership average since Aug. 23, 2012.

And we can thank Brooke and Bully for that.

This was especially good for Spike TV because this was the first week Impact Wrestling served as a lead in for a live Bellator event. That show, it turned out, did better than expected numbers, averaging nearly one million viewers. At least for the first week, the new Thursday night block has worked out well.

But there can't be a wrestling wedding every week. And Brooke's breasts aren't always going to be hanging out.

For complete results and the live blog from Impact click here. For reactions to the show click here. And for a playlist of the entire show click here.

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