More On The IMPACT! Rating, Ventura Vs. TSA Lawsuit
-- Jesse Ventura's lawsuit over TSA pat-downs was dismissed by a federal judge today. The judge dismissed the lawsuit that claimed airport scans and pat-downs amounted to unreasonable search and seizure, saying that it was filed in the wrong jurisdiction and should have been filed in a Circuit Court of Appeals. Ventura was reportedly so angry by the ruling that he threatened to file for dual citizenship and move to his home in Mexico. He said he wasn't sure if he would pursue the lawsuit further.
-- As noted earlier, last night's episode of iMPACT! drew a 1.28 (1.3) cable rating with 1.70 million viewers. The show was up 23% in the key male 18 - 49 demographic and was up from last week's 1.15 cable rating. The hour breakdowns were a 1.35 (1.4) in the first hour and 1.22 (1.2) in the second; quarter-hour breakdowns are below:
Q1: 1.41 rating - Opening promo between Robert Roode and James Storm to set up the main event
Q2: 1.33 rating - Knockout Tag Team Title match
Q3: 1.39 rating - Bischoffs promo, Samoa Joe backstage with Sting and Daniels backstage with RVD
Q4: 1.27 rating - Austin Aries vs. Jesse Sorensen, backstage segments
Q5: 1.34 rating - Robbie E. and Ronnie from Jersey Shore segment
Q6: 1.23 rating - Jeff Hardy & Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Jarrett & Bully Ray tag match
Q7: 1.17 rating - Matt Morgan-Crimson confrontation
Q8: 1.14 rating - James Storm vs. Bobby Roode
The show has been going up against very tough competition in hour two with the return of Beavis and Butthead. They've been drawing huge ratings lately.