It was much of the same for Total Nonstop Action's (TNA) flagship show, Impact! Wrestling.
Despite being the go-home show for its Final Resolution pay-per-view, Impact! Wrestling saw a slight increase in viewership this week (via TV By the Numbers).
The Thursday, Dec. 6 edition of Impact! Wrestling had 1.32 million viewers. In adults 18-49, Impact! Wrestling notched in a 0.4 rating share. The November 29 edition of Impact! Wrestling had 1.30 million viewers and scored a 0.4 rating share in adults 18-49.
NFL Thursday Night Football once again emerged as No. 1 on cable television's Top 50 rankings with 6.76 million viewers and a 2.5 rating share in adults 18-49.
My Quick Take on Impact! Wrestling's Viewership Totals
There is not much to applaud on this week's viewership numbers. TNA remains stuck hovering around the 1.3 million viewership mark and cannot seem to get past that. It must be somewhat frustrating for the company, as it is failing to truly take the next step in terms of viewership.
However, TNA should look at 2012 being a year of changes that will be beneficial to the company in the long term. TNA is shifting gears by focusing on its younger talents and introducing new programs such as Open Fight Night, Championship Thursday and Gut Check. Most importantly, the show's quality also improved quite nicely.
Perhaps 2013 will finally be the year TNA breaks out of its shell as a company. Only time will tell.
TNA Final Resolution Pay-Per-View Lineup Card
Below is the Final Resolution pay-per-view card that was completed on this past edition of Impact! Wrestling:
- Mickie James vs. Tara for the TNA Knockouts Championship
- Kenny King vs. Rob Van Dam for the TNA X-Division Championship
- Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez for the TNA Tag Team Championship
- Aces and Eights vs. Kurt Angle, Wes Brisco, Samoa Joe and Garrett Bischoff.
- Bully Ray vs. Austin Aries
- Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles
- Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship