TNA UK TV RATINGS – WEEK ENDING 3RD JULY 2011

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 3rd July 2011 and it’s further good news for TNA Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – IMPACT Wrestling scored a huge 236,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 28th June “BISCHOFF’S CRIMSON MASK episode headlined by a Sting vs. Abyss main event.

Sting vs. Abyss: The most watched TNA IMPACT Wrestling Main Event ever broadcast on UK Television.

Sting vs. Abyss: The most watched TNA IMPACT Wrestling Main Event ever broadcast on UK Television.

This is a new all time high viewership record for TNA IMPACT Wrestling on UK television. In fact the show scored more viewers than WWE’s RAW and Smackdown shows could garner – COMBINED!

What’s more is that the saturday night replay of the same score also scored an all-time high rating for a replay with 126,000 viewers tuning in.

TNA Xplosion, featuring a Magnus vs. Orlando Jordan “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, Play Your Cards Right, drew 114,000 viewers, meaning TNA Xplosion falls somewhere below that figure.

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

Challenge
w/e 03 July 2011

1 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE 2202) 236
2 BULLSEYE (THU 1730) 161
3 CATCHPHRASE (SAT 1830) 159
4 CELEBRITY WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (FRI 2100) 152
5 CELEBRITY WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (THU 2101) 149
6 BLOCKBUSTERS (SUN 1731) 144
7 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (SAT 2101) 126
8 BULLSEYE (SUN 2302) 125
9 CELEBRITY WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (WED 2100) 118
10 BULLSEYE (TUE 1732) 114

WWE’s RAW, posted 152,000 viewers whilst Smackdown on Sky Sports 2 drew just 96,000 viewers.

Weekly Ratings Summary:

1 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE, Challenge , 2202) 236,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (MON, Sky Sport 3, 2600) 152,000
3 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (SAT, Challenge , 2101) 126,000
4 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FRI, Sky Sports 2, 2259) 96,000
4 WWE BOTTOM LINE (SAT, Sky Sports 3, 1100) 45,000
4 WWE LATE NIGHT SUPERSTARS (SAT, Sky Sports 3, 2201) 44,000
5 TNA XPLOSION (TUE, Challenge, 2400) Under 114,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
IMPACT Wrestling – 17
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 3RD JULY 2011

  1. Excellent news…and TNA deserves it. After losing it’s way somewhat last year it’s massively improved in 2011, especially since the rebranding to Impact Wrestling and the ‘Wrestling Matters’ slogan. It’s consistently entertaining me every week and the PPV events have been great.

    Vinnie Mac and WWE need to wake up and smell the coffee and realise that they can’t keep putting out the same tired old crap every week, or rely on a couple of good CM Punk promos to carry the whole show.

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