Ratings news for Monday’s Raw, TNA Impact
Monday night’s live, three-hour episode of TNA Impact was the most-watched show in company history, as it delivered a 1.5 rating and 2.2 million viewers, according to multiple reports.
The final number for Raw has not been released, but pwtorch.com reported that the show peaked with a 4.4 quarter hour rating for the overrun of the Bret Hart-Vince McMahon segment. Raw was seen by 5.6 million viewers, its largest audience since the Aug. 24 episode (the night after SummerSlam).
During the 9 p.m. to 9:15 quarter hour, which saw the Hart-Shawn Michaels confrontation going against the segment with Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman, Raw did a 3.7, while Impact did a 1.9.
Both companies have to be pleased with their respective numbers, especially TNA. No one expected Impact to beat Raw, but the fact that more people watched the show than ever before certainly is a huge positive.