-- As noted last week here on the website, the July 12th edition of TNA iMPACT! Wrestling scored a 0.85 (0.9) cable rating, which was down 15.5 percent compared to the July 5th episode. It also needs to be noted that TNA lost viewers due to the ongoing Viacom vs. DirectTV dispute.
First Hour Break Down:
Q: iMPACT! opened with a 0.85 rating - right at the show average - for the Bully Ray vs. Joseph Park grudge match, plus half of a commercial.
Q2: iMPACT! increased slightly to a 0.87 rating for RVD vs. Samoa Joe, various backstage segments, and one-and-a-half commercials.
Q3: iMPACT! was essentially even with a 0.88 rating for A.J. Styles's latest Claire storyline development with Daniels & Kaz in the ring, one commercial, and more of the storyline backstage.
Q4: iMPACT! dipped to a 0.80 rating for Zema Ion vs. Dakota Darsow match, two commercial breaks, and Austin Aries's ring intro for his victory speech.
Second Hour Break Down:
Q5: iMPACT! increased to a show-high 0.89 rating for Aries's speech interrupted by Bobby Roode, Hulk Hogan backstage, and one commercial.
Q6: iMPACT! was essentially even with a 0.88 rating for Miss Tessmacher vs. Gail Kim with Brooke Hogan on commentary, one commercial, and hype for Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson in the main event.
Q7: iMPACT! dipped to a second-hour-low 0.81 rating for more of Claire Lynch, a Magnus promo, ring intros for the main event, one commercial, and the first-half of Angle vs. Anderson.
Q8: iMPACT! increased to a 0.84 rating, which was still below the first-half of the second hour, for the finish of Angle-Anderson, one commercial, and Sting's speech before he was interrupted by the Aces & Eights attacking Hogan backstage, then attacking Sting to close the show.
-- Here is the official TNA Hardcore Justice video, featuring music by September Mourning…