TNA UK TV Ratings – Week Ending 13th March 2011

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 13th March 2011 and it’s even more good news for TNA Wrestling as iMPACT! on Challenge! beats both WWE Raw and Smackdown for the second consecutive week.

Sting vs Jeff Hardy

Sting vs Jeff Hardy

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – TNA iMPACT! on Challenge drew a superb 163,000 viewers, (down 1,000 viewers on last week) for the Tuesday 8th “The Final Verdict” episode featuring the return of “The Icon” Sting and his subsequent TNA World Title victory over Jeff Hardy.

The program ranked 4th overall amongst all programming on Challenge that week.  BARB only provides the Top 10 viewed programs for each channel, TNA Xplosion was outside the top 10 (drawing somewhere under 131,000 viewers) and as a result i’m unable to provide an accurate figure for the program.

Here is the Top 10 ranked programs on Challenge for the week:

Challenge
w/e 13 Mar 2011
1 TAKESHIS CASTLE (SUN 1230) 214
2 TAKESHIS CASTLE (SUN 1200) 174
3 CATCHPHRASE (FRI 1930) 173
4 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2202) 163
5 TAKESHIS CASTLE (SUN 1130) 150
6 CATCHPHRASE (WED 1930) 146
7 BULLSEYE (WED 2331) 137
8 FAMILY FORTUNES (FRI 2030) 133
9 CATCHPHRASE (SAT 1729) 133
10 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (WED 2200) 131

WWE Raw posted 154,000 viewers for their Monday 7th episode featuring the return of Steve Austin and headlined by John Cena’s response to the Rock. Smackdown’s broadcast on Sky Sports 4  posted 150,000 viewers. Superstars and NXT both failed to rank in the top 10’s and so viewing figures for both are unavailable. WWE Bottom Line drew 37,000 viewers and the other “Magazine” show – “WWE Experience” drew 39,000 viewers.  Here’s an overview of viewership for all wrestling programming:

Weekly Ratings Summary:

TNA iMPACT! (Challenge, Tuesday, 2201) – 163,000
WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (Sky Sports 3, Monday, 2600) – 154,000
WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (Sky Sports 4, Friday, 2203) – 150,000
WWE EXPERIENCE (Sky Sports 4, Sunday, 1901) – 39,000
WWE LATE NIGHT BOTTOM LINE (Sky Sports 3, Friday, 2400) – 37,000
TNA XPLOSION (Challenge, Tuesday, 2400) – Under 131,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
TNA iMPACT! – 2
WWE RAW – 1
WWE Smackdown – 2

*Based on first showing viewing figures, not inclusive of +1 or replay figures.

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About Ray Mullan
Ray Mullan is a longtime wrestling fan and Owner/Editor of TNA UK . Also a contributing writer to a number of other online wrestling media including 1Wrestling.com, Wrestle Zone UK & Lords of Pain.

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