TNA made the announcement today that Impact Wrestling is changing nights, moving to Wednesdays beginning next week.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2014) – TNA today announced its flagship program, IMPACT WRESTLING, will make a permanent move to Wednesday nights at 9/8c on SPIKE TV beginning next Wednesday, Aug. 20.
“Moving IMPACT WRESTLING to Wednesday nights gives existing fans and new viewers an opportunity to enjoy both wrestling and live sports even more throughout the week,” said TNA President Dixie Carter.
IMPACT WRESTLING has enjoyed sustained ratings growth this summer, drawing over 1.5 million viewers each week this quarter, and is among the most watched cable series in key male demos in its timeslot.
With the move, that means Impact won’t have to go head-to-head with NFL games on Thursday nights. Plus, there is a chance it would have gone up against Smackdown if the rumors are true that the show is moving to Thursdays.
But what is not mentioned is a new deal with Spike. The current TV contract with the cable company is set to expire in late September so maybe this will be a short-lived move.
Then again, maybe this is a good sign for the company and a deal has already been reached with Spike or one is imminent. The ratings for the show have been up in recent weeks which can’t hurt.
It’s all still very hush-hush and we just have to sit and wait it out.