— Last week’s edition of Impact drew a 1.13 cable rating, down from the previous week’s 1.17 number. Both shows drew an estimated 1.6 million viewers.

Ratings tumbled during the second hour as the first hour averaged a 1.16 rating whereas the second hour drew a 1.10.

The broadcast’s ratings were dragged down by the final two segments of the show as the last half-hour averaged a 1.04 rating, which included TNA President Dixie Carter’s first appearance on Impact (alongside Bobby Lashley) and the main event six-man tag match of AJ Styles, Sting and Hernandez vs. The Main Event Mafia.

As per usual, the Knockouts drew the strongest ratings of the show. Though the number was not released, the highest-rated quarter-hour of the program was in an unusual spot in the third quarter hour. The 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. portion of the show featured Awesome Kong and Raisha Saeed vs. Traci Brooks and Sharmell in a Knockouts Tag Team Championship Tournament match. Additionally, Hamada’s debut in TNA was a success as her match with Daffney helped draw a 1.20 rating in the fifth quarter-hour, with a 1.12 for the match’s conclusion in the sixth.

— As reported earlier, former WWE wrestler Kevin Thorn wrestled a dark match at Tuesday’s night Impact taping in Orlando, losing to Kip James. He went under the name “Serpent” in his trial match.

— For those of those of you who miss Don West, you can see him promote’s Labor Day Sale at the following link.

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