Thursday night’s episode of iMPACT! Wrestling brought in 1.1 million viewers, bouncing back slightly from the 1.02 million that last week’s episode garnered. The episode did not rank among the top 100 shows on cable in the 18 – 49 demographic however, likely due to the hit it took from game one of the NBA Finals. Running from 9 PM – 11:39 PM ET (almost head-to-head with iMPACT!) on ABC, the NBA match-up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat received a 5.7/18 with 14.2 million viewers watching. Despite the huge numbers, that is down 17% among Adults 18-49 from the first game of last year’s NBA Final on June 12, 2012. The game was also down 12% in terms of viewers from last year. The NBA finals are hurting both TNA and WWE these days.
UPDATE: The 6/6 TNA iMPACT! Wrestling drew a final 0.9 cable rating with 1.1 million viewers. This is up from last week’s show that drew 1.01 million viewers and a 0.83 (0.8) cable rating.