TNA UK TV Ratings – Week Ending 20th March 2011

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 20th March 2011 and it’s even more good news for TNA Wrestling as iMPACT! on Challenge! beats both WWE Raw and Smackdown for the third consecutive week.

Anderson takes out tag partner Jeff Hardy

Anderson takes out "tag partner" Jeff Hardy during the Main Event.

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – TNA iMPACT! on Challenge drew a superb 157,000 viewers, (down 6,000 viewers on last week) for the Tuesday 15th “The Return of The Icon” episode featuring the “The Icon” Sting & Rob Van Dam vs. Mr. Anderson & Jeff Hardy in the Main Event. This was the Victory Road 2011 “Go Home” show.

The program ranked 8th 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 156,000 viewers) and as a result i’m unable to provide an accurate figure for the program.

Also scoring well, outdrawing all WWE programming and equalling iMPACT’s viewership with 157,000 tuning in was TNA’s Victory Road 2011 Pay-Per View featuring Sting and Jeff Hardy squaring off for the TNA World Heavyweight Title in the Main Event. This was the highest rated Pay-Per View event broadcast in TNA Wrestling’s history on UK TV, up a wopping 38,000 on last month’s Against All Odds offering.

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

Challenge
w/e 20 Mar 2011
1 BULLSEYE (MON 2300) 186
2 CATCHPHRASE (WED 1930) 175
3 FAMILY FORTUNES (TUE 2001) 172
4 CATCHPHRASE (MON 1930) 163
5 FAMILY FORTUNES (SUN 2101) 161
6 IN IT TO WIN IT (MON 2059) 159
7 TNA PPV (WED 2203) 157
8 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2202) 157
9 FAMILY FORTUNES (WED 2000) 157
10 CATCHPHRASE (MON 1900) 156

WWE Raw posted 156,000 viewers, up 2,000 viewers on last week. Smackdown’s broadcast on Sky Sports 2  posted 136,000 viewers, down 14,000 on last week. No other WWE programming ranked in the top 10’s of their respective networks so viewing figures are unavailable. Here’s an overview of viewership for all wrestling programming:

Weekly Ratings Summary:

TNA iMPACT! (Challenge, Tuesday, 2202) – 157,000
TNA VICTORY ROAD (Challenge, Wednesday, 2203) – 157,000
WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (Sky Sports 3, Monday, 2500) – 156,000
WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (Sky Sports 2, Friday, 2202) – 137,000
TNA XPLOSION (Challenge, Tuesday, 2400) – Under 156,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
TNA iMPACT! – 3
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.

One Response to TNA UK TV Ratings – Week Ending 20th March 2011

  1. he6rt6gr6m says:

    Another fantastic, and well deserved rating for TNA, especially for this show.

    Since the “Live” shows dried up, this one has been the only one deserving of such a good rating.

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