TNA iMPACT! Rating Rises, Joe/Styles, Capitol Punishment, More

The 8/17 edition of TNA iMPACT! drew a final 0.9 cable rating with a 2.0 share. That is way up from last week's very low 0.7 rating and could be a sign of things to come if UFC's audience continues to provide a solid lead-in for the company. Speaking of UFC, their programming before TNA faired very well. UFC Unleashed at 7pm ET did a 0.9 cable rating with a 1.8 share, Ultimate Fight Night Live did a 1.5 cable rating with a 2.4 share and the return of The Ultimate Fighter reality series did a 1.7 cable rating with a 2.9 share.

Samoa Joe and AJ Styles were at Midway Games last week working on the yet-to-be titled TNA video game. Joe and Styles worked with Midway Games programmers for the game that is scheduled to be released next year.

Tickets for the TNA/UWF "Capitol Punishment" House Show on September 29 in Richmond, Virginia are now on sale. UWF is touting this as their biggest TNA licensed event yet. For more, visit

TNA has updated their "Live Events" scheduled at

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