Spike TV’s highly-rated weekly series TNA Impact Wrestling will continue to run live in its current 8 p.m. timeslot through the end of 2012, jointly announced by Dixie Carter, President, TNA Entertainment, and Kevin Kay, President, Spike TV.
The move to broadcasting live during the summer has been a ratings boost and provided a significant rise in the show’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Spike TV began airing TNA Impact Wrestling live, instead of its traditional taped format, on Thursday, May 31 from Universal Studios Orlando. As a result of the change, Spike’s 8-10 p.m. timeslot has grown +33 percent in households, +47 percent in Men 18-49 and +35 percent in total viewers.
The show will continue from Universal Studios Orlando.
Details for TNA Impact Wrestling production plans for 2013 will be announced at a later date.