TNA Officials Disappointed In Rating For Hulk Hogan’s Debut

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— TNA officials are said to be disappointed over the cable rating for Hulk Hogan‘s debut on last week’s episode of iMPACT!, which actually scored a 1.2 rather than a 1.3 (rounded down from 1.24). Company brass were expecting a much higher number for the TNA debut of the wrestling legend.

Viewers tuned out as the show progressed with the first hour averaging a 1.26 rating and the second hour averaging a 1.21 rating.

Viewership was way up in the males 18-49 and 19-34 demos, scoring a 1.10 and 1.06, respectively. Both were the show’s highest ratings since March 19, 2009.

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— On her Twitter account, TNA president Dixie Carter gave glowing praise to the Awesome Kong vs. Hamada matches held this past weekend. Carter wrote: “Heard Kong v Hamada matches on this weekend’s shows were off the charts and will change the way people perceive women’s wrestling. Go girls!”

— TNA and NFL All-Pro defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch are teaming up again for a special charity event featuring members of the Tennessee Titans and the superstars of TNA Wrestling at the Wildhorse Saloon next Monday. Click here for more information.

(Credit to f4wonline.com and pwtorch.com for some of the information used in this report)