TNA Wrestling issued a press release on Wednesday about their recent ratings increase with Impact. The release notes that last week's episode -- that aired on August 7th on Spike TV -- was the highest rated episode since February.
The release is included in its entirety below:
IMPACT WRESTLING CONTINUES POSITIVE SUMMER RATINGS TREND
AUGUST 7 SHOW HIGHEST RATED SINCE FEBURARY
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2014) – The Aug. 7 episode of IMPACT WRESTLING, TNA’s flagship program airing Thursday nights at 9/8c on Spike TV, drew 1.6 million viewers (P2+, +3 Rating), the largest audience since mid-February of this year. The episode was also up against six nationally or regionally televised NFL pre-season games, the first of the NFL season.
Historically, IMPACT WRESTLING ratings are highest during Q1, however in Q3 2014, IMPACT WRESTLING has experienced a steady increase in total viewership and key demos that are exceeding ratings from Q1 2014, and rivaling Q1 ratings from previous years. To date, Q3 2014 ratings have attracted more viewers in the highly sought after Men 18-34 demo since Q1 2012, and the highest ratings for P2+, P 18-49 and Men 18-49 since Q1 2013.
Richard Reacts: The recent episodes of Impact from New York City have been entertaining and they've reaped the benefits. Surely this is a positive sign but is it too little too late? As far as we know, the company doesn't not have domestic TV clearance past September 2014.