TNA UK TV Ratings – Week Ending 17th April 2011

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 17th April 2011 and it’s more good news as TNA iMPACT! on Challenge continues to be the top rated wrestling program on UK television, winning for the second consecutive week and 6th time overall this year. Not only that but this weeks episode was the highest rated episode of iMPACT! EVER on UK television!

RVD vs. Mr. Anderson: Good bout, forgotten during Wrestlemania Hype

Mr. Anderson's offer from Immortal: Storyline had viewers hooked.

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – TNA iMPACT! scored a superb 192,000 viewers (up a whopping 67,000 on last week), for the Tuesday 12th April Rise of the Fallen Angel” episode featuring a Rob Van Dam vs. Sting main event match with Mr. Anderson serving as guest referee.

The episode saw Mr. Anderson seemingly join Hulk Hogan’s Immortal group only for him to swerve them with a beat down and declare that Hogan was next as the show went to a close with Hogan vowing revenge for the double-cross.

TNA Xplosion ranked outside the top 10 highest rated programs on Challenge TV and thus i’m unable to confirm the exact viewing figures for the episode. However the lowest ranked of the top 10 was 117,000 viewers and thus Xplosion falls somewhere below that figure.

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

Challenge
w/e 17 Apr 2011

1 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2203) 192
2 CRYSTAL MAZE (THU 1800) 175
3 CATCHPHRASE (WED 1931) 144
4 CATCHPHRASE (THU 1931) 134
5 TAKESHIS CASTLE (SAT 1059) 128
6 CRYSTAL MAZE (FRI 1759) 128
7 BULLSEYE (THU 2301) 127
8 CRYSTAL MAZE (WED 1800) 123
9 CATCHPHRASE (THU 1901) 122
10 TAKESHIS CASTLE (TUE 1732) 117

WWE’s Raw, featuring a John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. R-Truth vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison main event posted 152,000 viewers, up 33,000 from last weeks post-Mania episode.  Smackdown however took a step back from last weeks showing, dropping 17,000 viewers, with a viewership of 143,000 for the Friday 15th episode featuring a 20 Man Battle Royal Main Event won by ex-TNA Superstar Christian Cage.

In other programming, WWE’s syndicated show “Bottom Line” drew 54,000 viewiers for it’s Wednesday evening airing on Sky Sports 3. Other than repeats, no other wrestling related programming featured in this weeks top 10 reports.

Here’s an overview of viewership for all wrestling programming for the week:

Weekly Ratings Summary:
TNA iMPACT! (Challenge, Tuesday, 2203) – 192,000
WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (Sky Sports 3, Monday, 2600) – 152,000
WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (Sky Sports 4, Friday, 2159) – 143,000
WWE BOTTOM LINE (Sky Sports 3, Wednesday, 1715) – 54,000
TNA XPLOSION (Challenge, Tuesday, 2400) – Under 117,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
TNA iMPACT! – 6
WWE RAW – 2
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.

3 Responses to TNA UK TV Ratings – Week Ending 17th April 2011

  1. jaykhunter says:

    Hi Ray, can you tell me how RAW and iMPACT do with regards to viewership on their repeat shows (i.e. Thursday RAW, Sat iMPACT) ?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Ray Mullan says:

      Hey Jay, the replays never really draw very well. For this week the only RAW replay i see ranked is on Sky Sports 2 and drew 58,000. The iMPACT! saturday replay didn’t rank in top 10 so unable to provide you with an accurate figure but it would have been somewhere under 117,000.

      • jaykhunter says:

        Thanks mate. could u hazard a ballpark figure for iMPACT replay viewers, like 50,000? more, less? if not please post if u come across those figures 🙂 thanks!

        Jay

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