TNA UK TV RATINGS – WEEK ENDING 12TH JUNE 2011

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 12th June 2011 and it’s further good news for TNA Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – IMPACT Wrestling scored a superb 197,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 7th June Bischoff got Served episode headlined by a Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner vs. Kurt Angle & Matt Morgan main event and featured the cliffhanger ending of Mick Foley being fired by the Network.

Kurt Angle & Matt Morgan vs. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner: Star power appears to be important to UK wrestling viewers.

Kurt Angle & Matt Morgan vs. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner: Star power appears to be important to UK wrestling viewers.

This was a rise in viewership from last week’s episode of  20,000 viewers. IMPACT Wrestling was once again the highest rated wrestling programming on UK television for the tenth consecutive week and 14th time overall this year.

TNA Xplosion, featuring a Devon vs. Anarquia “Xplosion Championship Challenge” match, 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, Crystal Maze, drew 115,000 viewers and thus Xplosion falls somewhere below that.

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

Challenge
w/e 12 June 2011

1 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2200) 197
2 BULLSEYE (SUN 2032) 158
3 FAMILY FORTUNES (TUE 2001) 152
4 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (FRI 2101) 149
5 BULLSEYE (SUN 2002) 139
6 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (THU 2100) 130
7 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (WED 2102) 123
8 BLOCKBUSTERS (SUN 1730) 123
9 FAMILY FORTUNES (TUE 2030) 116
10 CRYSTAL MAZE (TUE 1759) 115

WWE’s RAW, featuring the Tough Enough Finale and headlined by an Alex Riley & John Cena versus The Miz & R-Truth tag-team main event, rebounded from last weeks 17,000 ratings drop and posted 122,000 viewers, up 13,000 on last weeks episode.

WWE’s other flagship show “Smackdown” drew 106,000 viewers with a show which featured a Randy Orton vs. Sheamus main event for the second week running. This was a drop of 9,000 viewers from last week and the second consecutive week the ratings have fell for the program.

WWE’s syndicated show “Bottom Line” drew 20,000 viewers for its Friday night showing on Sky Sports 4.

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

Weekly Ratings Summary:

1 IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE, Challenge , 2200) 197,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (MON, Sky Sport 3, 2600) 122,000
3 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FRI, Sky Sports 4, 2301) 106,000
4 WWE BOTTOM LINE (FRI, Sky Sport 4, 2502) 20,000
5 TNA Xplosion (TUE, Challenge, 2400) Under 115,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
TNA iMPACT! – 14
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.

One Response to TNA UK TV RATINGS – WEEK ENDING 12TH JUNE 2011

  1. Mark Dodd says:

    TNA is destroying WWE in viewers in the UK right now won’t be long before SKY move it to a premium channel or start charging for PPV.

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