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Last night’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling drew 209,000 viewers, way down from last week’s Total Nonstop Deletion viewership of 338,000, which was tied for the highest viewership since Nov. 3.
Only the Thanksgiving episode drew fewer viewers this season dating back to the start of September. The ten week rolling average, excluding Thanksgiving, going into this week was 329,000.
Keller’s Analysis: The rating for last week’s special “Total Nonstop Deletion” episode was disappointing, as it was just barely above the rolling ten week average and right in line with the fall average (exclusion Thanksgiving) of 339,000. So while last week’s episode was a buzz-generating, polarizing special episode, it didn’t significantly buoy this week’s viewership once regular viewers saw it was just a “Best of” edition. With ownership and creative staff changes since the last TV tapings, next month is a bit of a new beginning for TNA, or at least a new chapter. So this week’s number doesn’t mean much in that context, but they have to hope the core regular viewers come back start in two weeks.