TNA iMPACT News, RAW & Friday Night SmackDown Notes


A full page advertisement is in today's New York Post for TNA s iMPACT Thursday night debut on SpikeTV tomorrow. TNA plan to have a hot opening tomorrow. The first four minutes of Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels match is on the TNA web site and the match will be picked up at that point where Daniels will already be bleeding. The plan is to target the big UFC Male 18-34 audience as they see the blood as soon as they tune in.

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For the week ending April 2, in the U.K, the WWE Monday RAW replay scored 58,000 viewers which is up 4% and the Thursday replay did 77,000 which is up 24%. WWE Friday Night SmackDown scored 117,000 viewers which is up 24%, while Saturday morning s replay did 65,000 and went down 41%. Saturday night s edition of SmackDown scored 59,000, up 5%. A Thursday night airing of the Bret Hart DVD scored 65,000 viewers.

Last week s WWE Friday Night SmackDown was the number 6 sports show on the networks for that week. They were behind two NCAA basketball games, NASCAR and Saturday and Sunday PGA coverage and beat NBA, Men's and Women's Tennis, Soccer and Arena Football.