More On A Big IMPACT! **SPOILER**, IMPACT! Rating News
Source: PWTorch-- As noted earlier, Mick Foley is backstage at tonight's iMPACT! television taping in Orlando, Florida which likely means he'll return tonight and not tomorrow. I'm sure he'll appear tomorrow as well. The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion is expected to join the "ECW" faction. Foley last appeared on TNA programming on the March 22, 2010 edition of iMPACT!. Foley lost to Jarrett in a No Disqualification Career vs. Career match set up by Eric Bischoff, forcing him to leave TNA (kayfabe).
-- As noted earlier here on the website, last Thursday's episode of iMPACT! scored a 1.14 cable rating off of hours of 1.11 and 1.18. Viewership grew throughout the program, starting with a 1.07 quarter-hour rating in Q1 and ending with a 1.21 quarter-hour rating in Q8. SpikeTV and TNA are obviously very happy with this.
-- Here are the quarter hour ratings, and as noted earlier hour one battled LeBron James' decision special on ESPN:
* Hour One - Q1: The show began with a 1.07 rating, which featured a show-opening promo by Mr. Anderson and the beginning of the AJ vs. Kazarian match.
* Hour One - Q2: The rating went up to a 1.11, as the quarter featured finish of the AJ vs. Kazarian match and Angelina Love in action. This quarter is traditionally the lowest rated quarter of a regular iMPACT!.
* Hour One - Q3: The quarter slightly increased with the Angelina Love/Madison Rayne promo, as well as the promo for the Devon vs. Ray vs. Neal PPV match.
* Hour One - Q4: The final quarter of hour one slipped back to around the same rating of the second quarter (1.11). This quarter featured the first part of the RVD vs. Samoa Joe match.
* Hour Two - Q5: The first quarter of hour two opened with a 1.17, which featured the end of Joe vs. RVD and the Williams vs. Buck ladder match.
* Hour Two Q6: This quarter dropped to a 1.13, which featured a six man tag team match with Hernandez and The Machineguns vs. Beer Money and Matt Morgan.
* Hour Two Q7: The second to last quarter jumped to a 1.19 rating, this part of the show featured the Pope talking backstage, Hogan and Nash interacting as well as the Jay Lethal-Ric Flair promo.
* Hour Two Q8: The final segment peaked with a 1.21 rating for the Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy match.