By Ryan Clark | May 22, 2009
The final number for Friday Night Smackdown on May 8th was a 1.89 rating and 2.97 million viewers. While the rating isn't that much lower than usual, the number of total viewers was really bad as fewer viewers per household than usual were watching.
TNA also sent out this press release, announcing that the Sacrifice Pre-PPV show will be available online for free:
TNA TO SIMULCAST "SACRIFICE COUNTDOWN" LIVE PAY-PER-VIEW
PRE-SHOW FREE ON THE INTERNET!
Featuring a live match with Amazing Red vs. Kiyoshi and much more!
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling will simulcast the "Sacrifice Countdown" pay-per-view pre-show event free of charge this Sunday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT live from Universal Orlando on www.tnawrestling.com/ and www.Mycontent.com/TNA. The pre-show will also air on cable and satellite systems carrying the "Sacrifice 2009" pay-per-view.
The live on-line pre-show will also feature the most up-to-the minute news on the Pay-Per-View event.
"TNA Sacrifice 2009" is available on a pay-per-view basis through InDemand, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Cablevision, AT&T, Verizon, Viewer's Choice Canada, Sasktel, Bell TV and Shaw TV. Check with your local cable or satellite provider for availability.
The current lineup for Sunday's PPV is as follows:
If Mick Foley gets pinned, he loses the TNA Heavyweight Title
If Kurt Angle gets pinned, he gives up leadership of The Main Event Mafia
If Sting gets pinned, he has vowed to never wrestle again
If Jeff Jarrett gets pinned, he gives up all his power in TNA
MAIN EVENT MAFIA VS. TNA FRONTLINE
Kevin Nash vs. Samoa Joe
X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH
Champion Suicide vs. Daniels
THE FIRST-EVER KNOCKOUTS MONSTER'S BALL
Taylor Wilde vs. Daffney
THE FINALS OF THE TEAM 3D TOURNAMENT
Beer Money, Inc. vs. The British Invasion
Randy Orton Gets Engaged, Brock Lesnar's Most Unusual Opponents, Total Divas Preview
Chyna Talks About The Last Time She Saw Triple H, What Happened During Her Trip To WWE Headquarters
EC3 And Other TNA Stars At Destination America Sponsored Event, EC3 Talks GFW And Jeff Jarrett
Hulk Hogan Thanks Triple H, Kevin Nash Movie Box Office, Jim Ross - KC Media
Today In Wrestling History 7/5: Vince McMahon's Steroid Trial Begins, CM Punk Apologizes, & More
Sting At Public Appearance (Video), Beast In The East Announcing Error, Jeff Jarrett Interview
Notes And Results From Paragon Pro Wrestling's National TV Show, Several Former WWE Superstars
WWE "The Beast In The East" Results - Brock Lesnar Returns To Action, NXT Title Match, More
Bad News Regarding Awesome Steve Austin Story, Eugene Note, King Barrett Wants WWE Championship
Rumor On Top Names At WWE Tryouts In Japan, WWE Hall Of Famer Appearing On "The Beast In The East"
Brock Lesnar Update For Monday's RAW, Chris Jericho On His Match With Neville, WWE - Sumo Hall
Vince Russo Recalls Original Plans For Chris Jericho's WWF Debut