TNA Announcers Watch NFL Game At Ringside, NFL Not Hurting Impact, Hogan Hype

TNA news and notes…

- Believe it or not, Mike Tenay and Taz actually had the New York Jets at New England Patriots Thursday night NFL game on at ringside at last week’s Impact Wrestling tapings.  A fan actually noticed the monitor and took a photo.  If you have a photo of it that you’d like to share, we’d love to see it.

- So far, the NFL hasn’t touched Impact Wrestling’s viewership as the audience has grown the past two weeks. Last week’s show ended up with a 1.08 cable rating.

- Hulk Hogan wrote the following on Twitter:

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  • Nostaljack

    1.08. I love how we’re trumpeting that number here. That’s truly wretched. Again, this is football on a network that not everyone has. Funnier still, of course, is that the TNA “announce” team was watching the competition. I’m sure that goes over well. Of course, Dixie et all won’t do anything about it.

    • David

      What would the ratings be if it was switched and Raw was going up against the NFL Network and TNA was going up against ESPN? I bet Raw’s wouldn’t be affected and TNA’s would go down.

      • Nostaljack

        TNA would get *killed* because most of us have access to ESPN. For the record, I actually *don’t* hate TNA’s product. Their issues are purely marketing. Few know TNA exists. It’s that lack of presence that’s hurting them the most. They have the talent – likely more so than even WWE does. All this talent is being let down by the lack of marketing. It’s the lack of marketing that’s getting them the awful ratings that, thus far, have “spiked” at a whopping 1.4. Smackdown’s very worst rating hasn’t gone as low as TNA’s very best.

        • David

          Though I think Impact doesn’t have the casual fans like WWE has, so there viewers stick with them because they are the Die Hards.

  • WrestlingFan4Life

    I watch TNA Impact because it’s WRESTLING! Hell, I watch Championship Wrestling from Hollywood every week. I like to watch wrestling, even if it’s not as good a production as the WWE.