— The 5/10 TNA live event in Birmingham, Alabama drew 700 fans.
— According to sources, TNA is either close or has a deal to produce a new video game. It was reported back in February that TNA President Dixie Carter and TNA producer Jason Hervey met with Activision about a new video game. TNA never released a follow up to “TNA Impact” produced by Midway back in 2008.
— The May 16th edition of TNA iMPACT! Wrestling drew 1.05 million viewers. That is down 17% from last week’s 1.27 million. The viewership is the lowest of the year and in fact the lowest of the post-Monday Night iMPACT! era. The show was up against the high-profile New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers game, which drew a big 4.6 million viewers and likely hurt the iMPACT! rating. The final rating will be out shortly.
UPDATE: Last night’s TNA iMPACT! Wrestling did a 0.84 (0.8) cable rating, down 17% from last week’s show. The rating is the lowest since October 4th. The show ranked #34 among cable shows in overall viewers and #19 on the male 18 – 34 and male 18 – 49 demos.
The show was down a tenth in both key male demos.