SPIKE TVâ€™S â€œTNA iMPACTâ€ DELIVERS ITS HIGHEST RATINGS EVER FOR HULK HOGANâ€™S DEBUT IN SPECIAL LIVE EPISODE
2.2 Million Tune-In For Live Three-Hour Telecast
New York, NY, January 5, 2010 â€“ Hulk Hoganâ€™s first appearance on Spike TVâ€™s special three-hour live â€œTNA iMPACTâ€ on Monday, January 2 (8:00-11:05pm) drew 2.2 million viewers. This marks the most-watched “TNA iMPACT” in the history of the franchise, totaling 222 episodes dating back to October, 2005. The previous high was 1.97 million viewers reached last April
The event was broadcast from the TNA iMPACT! Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fl. Airing head-to-head with WWE on USA Network, â€œTNA iMPACTâ€ peaked at 2.9 million viewers from 9:00-9:15pm ET/PT.
Overall, the telecast drew a 1.5 household rating, a 1.8 in Men 18-34, and a 1.6 in Men 18-49. For the time period, â€œTNA iMPACTâ€ was up a whopping +338% in M18-34, +241% in M18-49, and +84% in average audience versus a year ago.