»Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 2:43 PM EST
- The following press release was issued earlier today on TNAwrestling.com:
ADDITIONAL NATIONAL REPLAY ADDED FOR “iMPACT!”
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Moves ‘iMPACT!” Time
Nashville, TN (January 4, 2005) – TNA Entertainment, LLC. announced today that FSN has added an additional replay for “iMPACT!” on Friday nights at 2:00 a.m. (local) beginning on January 7, 2005.
Viewers will now have three opportunities per week to see “iMPACT!” on FSN – the original broadcast on Fridays at 4:00 p.m.; Friday night at 2:00 a.m.; and Saturdays at midnight.
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will also add the debut broadcast of “iMPACT!” to Friday 4PM. The show had previously been airing in a late night timeslot on Saturday, which will continue to air.
“The addition to upgrading our premiere timeslot to Fridays at 4PM and the Saturday night at Midnight airing ,a second national replay combined with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic adding the original broadcast to their lineup is a sign of great things to come for TNA in 2005.” said Dixie Carter, President TNA Entertainment.
Since the debut of “iMPACT!” Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic have both aired the show in Saturday late night timeslots, such as the new replay schedule. Both networks have had strong consistent ratings success at these times, with the highest rating being a .71.
The replay will have national clearance on FSN regional networks. Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will continue to broadcast iMPACT! on Saturday nights in its normal timeslot.
TNA debuted “iMPACT!” on June 4, 2004 in the 3:00 p.m. timeslot on Fridays and exceeded all FSN ratings expectations. In November 2004, FSN and TNA teamed up for two primetime specials on “Best Damn Sports Show Period’s ‘Best Damn Wrestling Event Period.’”
The alternative for the true wrestling fan, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling prides itself on delivering quality, family programming that is clean, innovative, cutting edge and with the high-risk, high-flying athleticism that TNA Wrestling is known for. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling “iMPACT!” airs Fridays at 4PM on FSN (check local listings) with a Saturday midnight(local) replay and a Friday 2AM replay. TNA “Xplosion” is a syndicated program that airs on Empire Sports Network, Sunshine Network, Comcast Sports South and other local channels (check local listings).