TNA Wrestling Issues Press Release On Impact Remaining Live Throughout 2012

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TNA Wrestling issued a press release Thursday about Impact remaining live throughout the remainder of 2012. You can read our initial report at this link.


New York, NY – September X, 2012 – – Spike TV’s highly-rated weekly series “IMPACT WRESTLING” will continue to run LIVE in its current 8:00pm timeslot through the end of 2012, it was jointly announced today by Dixie Carter, President, TNA Entertainment, and Kevin Kay, President, Spike TV.

The move to broadcasting LIVE has been a ratings boon and has provided a significant rise in the show’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Spike TV began airing “Impact Wrestling” LIVE, instead of its traditional taped format, on May 31 from Universal Studios on Thursday nights. As a result the change, Spike’s 8-10pm timeslot has grown +33% in households, +47% in Men-18-49, and +35% in viewers.

Details for “IMPACT WRESTLING” production plans for 2013 will be announced at a later date.

  • Bigdaddychuck

    Funny it’s coming out now when I told Richard last week about this on his Facebook. He never did give me credit for telling him.. Maybe he will today.

    • Richard Gray

      No offense my loyal reader but I didn't see your FB post and do not use my Facebook page to check for news items. If you have a news item to send, please use the "Send News" form at the top of the website. We actually learned of Impact remaining live when Universal Studios updated their schedule on their official website. We reported it, Dixie confirmed it and now here we are with an official press release.

      • Bigdaddychuck

        You don’t have a send news on your mobile app. Can you add that or tell me how to find it.

        • Richard Gray

          Added one just for you… Check under "Wrestling News"

          • XKonn247

            Haha bigdaddychuck got served.

  • JFetch

    Highly rated? The ratings are terrible, and have stayed flat for years. This move makes no sense as it costs much more to do live programming every week than taped. I thought they were trying to save money?

    • Phill

      the ratings are NOT terrible, they are consistent. they may not be as big as the WWE, and probably never willbe. but its good for Spike.. and in the UK, TNA scores better ratings than the WWE.

      • Logan_Walker

        Two Reasons.

        1) RAW airs Live at 1 – 4 AM
        2) on a paid Channel not a freeview channel