The TNA Knockouts have done it again! The Knockouts Tag Team Championship match, which saw The Beautiful People become the new champions, drew the highest quarter of the entire live broadcast of Impact last night.
The segment, as well as the succeeding segment with Rob Van Dam’s TNA debut and a confrontation between Hulk Hogan and Sting, drew 1.07 ratings respectively which made them the most watched portions of the show. Last night’s Impact averaged a 1.0 rating compared to Monday Night Raw’s 3.4 on the first night of the new Monday Night Wars [if it can be called that].
Despite the heavily promoted in-ring returns of Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan as well as the return of Jeff Hardy, it looks as though the Knockouts are still one of the shining lights in TNA right now. Of course, that rating will probably go ignored by Eric Bischoff and co. who have seemingly decreased the Knockouts exposure since the ‘Hogan era’ began in January. It amazes me how TNA continues to think it can bend the rules to what they think the fans want to see [Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan wrestling] rather than capitalising on what works.
Ratings data courtesy of ProWrestling.net.