Due to a combination of Matt Hardy saying he would either win the title or leave TNA, leading to his heel turn, and an 11 percent increase in clearance of the station that went into effect on Friday, Impact was way up in ratings this week.
The Tuesday night show did 321,000 viewers on the first run episode and 122,000 on the replay. That's up from 288,000 viewers last week for the 9 p.m. show and 77,000 for the midnight show.
The growth for the midnight show was real in the sense it gained more new viewers by percentage than the percentage of new homes getting the station. For the 9 p.m. show, the growth was almost exactly the same as the percentage of growth of the new clearances.