The following press release was issued by TNA.

TNA’S “IMPACT WRESTLING ” ON SPIKE TV DRAWS RECORD RATINGS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

New York, NY, October 25, 2011 – TNA’s “IMPACT WRESTLING” on Thursday, October 20 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) drew over 2.2 million viewers, making it the highest watched show in its Thursday night timeslot ever and the second-most watched episode in the six years it has aired on Spike TV. The highest being a special Monday night telecast in January 2010 featuring the TNA debut of Hulk Hogan.

The Spike TV telecast ranked #2 in the hard-to-reach demographic of 18-49, placing second behind MTV’s megahit, “Jersey Shore.” The event featured the crowning of a new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, James Storm, who defeated his arch nemesis and former Olympic champ, Kurt Angle.

This Thursday, “IMPACT WRESTLING” will feature TNA Heavyweight Champion James Storm in action, the in-ring return of Jeff Hardy as well as TNA Knockout Gail Kim. Also appearing are “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles and many more.

About IMPACT WRESTLING
IMPACT WRESTLING is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling, airing in over 120 countries worldwide. Join Hulk Hogan, Rob Van Dam, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Sting, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division for the top-rated “IMPACT WRESTLING” every Thursday night at 9:00 pm ET/PT on SPIKE.

For more information on IMPACT WRESTLING, visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com

TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.