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
Jim Ross Blogs About Ronda Rousey, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, People Hating John Cena
The Rock Pays Homage To His Dad On "Ballers," John Cena Back At The Gym, Rocky Johnson - Harley Race
Finn Balor Hits Head On Ceiling During Match, Bayley Teases Raw Appearance, Neville - Xavier Woods
Jim Ross Talks About Hall Of Fame Selections, Reality Shows Exposing Wrestling, William Regal, More
Daniel Bryan On Fans Being Able To Change WWE's Plans, Brie's Match After Undertaker's Streak Ended
Dana White Says Ronda Rousey Vs. Cyborg Would Do 2.5 Million Buys, Cyborg On Rousey's Steroid Remark
Roddy Piper's Past Prophetic Comments About His Mortality, Piper "Bloodstained Memoirs" Scene, More
Update On New Gimmicks For Several WWE Talents
WWE Star Takes Homeless Couple To Restaurant, Returns With Big Group Due To "Distant" Manager
UFC 190: Rousey Vs. Correia Recap: Ronda Rousey Continues To Make History
Undertaker Rumor Killer, Early Brock Lesnar Vs. Undertaker Betting Odds, Mascot No-Sells Kevin Nash
Bret Hart Reacts To "Rowdy" Roddy Piper's Death