DESTINATION X 2011 REPORT – 13/07/11

TNA Destination X 2011

TNA Destination X 2011

TNA Destination X
Wednesday 13th July 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

QUICK RESULTS:
Kazarian d. Samoa Joe
Douglas Williams d. Mark Haskins
Eric Young and Shark Boy d. Generation Me
Alex Shelley won The Ultimate X Match
Rob Van Dam d. Jerry Lynn
Austin Aries d. Low Ki, Jack Evans and Zema Ion to earn a contract
X Title: Brian Kendrick d. Abyss to win the title
Main Event: AJ Styles defeated Christopher Daniels

Welcome to my second blog in two days and welcome to my report on the Destination X PPV. Firstly I have to say what a fantastic PPV it was, I just hope that TNA now don’t drop the ball with this. The show opens with the usual video packages hyping tonight’s X Division title match between champion Abyss and Brian Kendrick. Mike Tenay is in the broadcast booth alongside Jeremy Borash as Taz was unableto make it for duty due to a prior engagement. Read more of this post

**SPOILERS** RESULTS FROM IMPACT WRESTLING & XPLOSION TV TAPINGS

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

TNA taped the next two weeks of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion on Monday and Tuesday at the Impact Wrestling Zone, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. These will air in the UK on Tuesday 19th & 26th of July on Challenge. WARNING THIS REPORT CONTAINS SPOILERS for upcoming episodes of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion – DO NOT READ on if you wish to avoid spoilers. Otherwise, click the “read more of this post” option at the end of this paragraph. Read more of this post

TNA UK TV Ratings – Week Ending 5th June 2011

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 5th June 2011 and it’s further good news for TNA Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – IMPACT Wrestling scored a decent 177,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 31st May Anderson Center Stage episode headlined by a head to head clash between Rob Van Dam and Kurt Angle.

Kurt Angle vs. Rob Van Dam: A great WRESTLING main event.

Kurt Angle vs. Rob Van Dam: A great WRESTLING main event.

Whilst this saw a drop in viewership from last week’s episode (which was the second highest rated episode ever broadcast on UK television.) it was still the highest rated wrestling programming on UK television for the ninth consecutive week and 13th time overall this year.

The Saturday night replay of IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge+1 drew 23,000 viewers.

TNA Xplosion, featuring Desmond Wolfe’s second week as commissioner as well as a Robbie E vs. Crimson “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, Family Fortunes, drew 113,000 viewers and thus Xplosion falls somewhere below that figure.

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

Challenge
w/e 05 June 2011

1 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2202) 177
2 NINJA WARRIOR (SUN 1000) 165
3 AUNTIES BLOOMERS: MORE AUNTIES BLOOMERS (TUE 1901) 153
4 JOE PASQUALES PRICE IS RIGHT (SUN 2202) 144
5 BULLSEYE (WED 2302) 132
6 CRYSTAL MAZE (TUE 1801) 128
7 BULLSEYE (WED 2332) 124
8 NINJA WARRIOR (SAT 0959) 116
9 FAMILY FORTUNES (THU 2029) 114
10 FAMILY FORTUNES (TUE 2001) 113

WWE’s RAW, headlined by a John Cena versus R-Truth non-title main event posted 109,000 viewers, a drop of 17,000 viewers from last weeks episode.

WWE’s other flagship show “Smackdown”, rebounded from last week’s dismal showing drawing 115,000 viewers with a show which featured a Randy Orton vs. Sheamus World Title main event. This was a drop of 9,000 viewers from last week.

WWE’s NXT drew 26,000 viewers for its Saturday 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 , 2202) 177,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FRI, Sky Sports 4, 2200) 115,000
3 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (MON, Sky Sport 3, 2600) 109,000
4 WWE NXT (SAT, Sky Sport 4, 2303) 26,000
5 TNA Xplosion (TUE, Challenge, 2400) Under 113,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
TNA iMPACT! – 13
WWE RAW – 2
WWE Smackdown – 2

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

TNA Xplosion Report – 01/06/2011

TNA Xplosion: Robbie E vs. Crimson

TNA Xplosion: Robbie E vs. Crimson

TNA Xplosion
Wednesday 1st June 2011 – 12am on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON XPLOSION:
Desmond Wolfe interviews Robbie E and announces who he’ll be facing in the Xplosion Championship Challenge.
Crimson d. Robbie E w/Cookie to advance in the Tournament
TNAOnDemand Match of the Week: X-Division King of the Mountain Ladder Match from Slammiversary 2009
TNA Spin Cycle: Featuring an All Knockouts panel with guest appearances from Desmond Wolfe and the Disco Inferno!
IMPACT Wrestling Rewind: Kurt Angle d. Rob Van Dam

Desmond Wolfe opens up this weeks Xplosion with an interview. Robbie E and Cookie. Robbie introduces himself to Desmond with a fist-bump, then explains that tonight, he is about “G.T.G – Gym, Tan and Gold.” Desmond Wolfe isn’t that impressed, and calls Robbie a “Helen Hunt” in cockney rhyming terms. Read more of this post

TNA Xplosion Report – 25/05/2011

TNA Xplosion: Desmond Wolfe returns as commissioner

TNA Xplosion: Desmond Wolfe returns as commissioner

TNA Xplosion
Wednesday 25th May 2011 – 12am on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON XPLOSION:
Desmond Wolfe returns as Xplosion Commissioner
TNA announces 2012 Maximum Impact Tour Featuring Sting!
“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero d. Sudicide to advance in the Xplosion Championship Challenge
Devon confronts “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero post-match
TNAOnDemand Match of the Week: Kazarian vs. Kurt Angle (Slammiversary 2010)
TNA Spin Cycle: All Knockouts Edition
TNA Rewind: Mr. Anderson’s “surprise” for Sting on IMPACT Wrestling

A new opening theme for Xplosion is the first order of the day. A lot heavier than the previous, and packed full of TNA A-listers. On the commentary desk Taz and Jeremy Borash tell us that there will be all kinds of goodies in today’s show, including the TNA On-Demand Match of the Week, an all-Knockout’s Spin Cycle and all the latest information on the UK tour in January. Read more of this post

TNA Spin Cycle: All Knockouts Edition featuring “Hot or Not” Contest

Hilarious edition of the Spin Cycle from last nights episode of Xplosion featuring an all Knockouts Panel and a special “Hot or Not” Contest:

TNA UK TV Ratings – Week Ending 15th May 2011

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 15th May 2011 and it’s further good news for TNA Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – TNA iMPACT! scored a superb 193,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 10th May “The Network is Coming episode headlined by a Kurt Angle & Velvet Sky vs. Jeff Jarrett, Angelina Love and Winter main Event.

Kurt Angle/Jeff Jarrett Feud: the focus on IMPACT

Angle, the Jarretts and Velvet Sky: Held their own in an entertaining main event.

Despite the slight drop in viewership (likely a result of the show focusing very much on the knockouts and featuring few of the main event players) from the last two record breaking weeks, TNA Wrestling on Challenge continues to be the top rated wrestling programming on UK television for the sixth consecutive week and 10th time overall this year.

The show once again ranked 1st overall amongst all programming on Challenge for the week, with the Saturday night repeat ranking 6th.

The saturday night repeat drew an all time high viewership of 124,000 viewers, up 3000 on the previous record. Combined, this means a total of 317,000 viewers catching iMPACT! on Challenge this week, just 4000 shy of the previous high.

TNA Xplosion, featuring an Eric Young vs. Robbie E main event, 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, Catchphrase, drew 119,000 viewers and thus Xplosion falls somewhere below that figure.

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

Challenge
w/e 15 May 2011

1 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2202) 193
2 CRYSTAL MAZE (MON 1800) 141
3 IN IT TO WIN IT (MON 2100) 140
4 CATCHPHRASE (WED 1902) 127
5 BULLSEYE (WED 2302) 126
6 TNA IMPACT (SAT 2100) 124
7 FAMILY FORTUNES (WED 2030) 124
8 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (WED 2201) 122
9 CATCHPHRASE (WED 1932) 121
10 CATCHPHRASE (FRI 1931) 119

WWE’s RAW, headlined by the Miz vs Alberto Del Rio vs Rey Mysterio Number 1 contenders match posted 153,000 viewers.

WWE’s other flagship show “Smackdown” rebounded from last weeks disastrous 32,000 viewer drop with a show which featured a Randy Orton/Christian Cage vs. Sheamus & Mark Henry main event and drew 132,000 viewers (up 29,000). Interestingly this show (the first after the unpopular title switch to Orton) saw a ratings drop in the states, whereas the opposite trend occurred here in the UK.

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

Weekly Ratings Summary:

1 TNA IMPACT (Challenge, Tuesday, 2202) 193,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (Sky Sports 3, Monday, 2600) 153,000
3 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (Sky Sports 4, Friday, 2232) 132,000
4 TNA IMPACT Replay (Challenge, Saturday, 2100) 124,000
5 TNA Xplosion (Challenge, Tuesday 2400) Under 119,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
TNA iMPACT! – 10
WWE RAW – 2
WWE Smackdown – 2

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

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