Facts Hurt, Don’t They Eric?

Bob Bamber

Facts Hurt, don’t they Eric?
By Bob Bamber

On the heels of the big “youth push” in TNA during the past several weeks, here are some facts from
this week in the business:

-Impact’s rating was the lowest it has been in the last 8 weeks. Impact drew a 0.97 rating.

-Impact scored a 0.71 rating among both key male demographics (18-34 & 18-49).

Bischoff – “what legitimate focus groups conducted by credible media companies in the business of
such have clearly identified: the TV audience (including 18-34 males) rate with ESTABLISHED (and yes
older) stars!”.

Funny that Eric, because I’ve got information from your biggest focus group – your ENTIRE audience.
And they beg to differ.

Bischoff – “In my opinion Vince Russo, Dixie Carter and the team at TNA have done a great job of
utilizing veteran stars to help elevate some of the young emerging talent in TNA”.

Apparently – that’s his opinion backed up by the “facts”.

Let’s take a look at some other facts from impact this week.

202 – the combined age of Jeff Jarrett, Sting, Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan – four men involved in one
of the most unexplained storylines I’ve ever seen (my email and twitter addresses are at the end of
this column – if anyone can enlighten me about what they’re arguing about).

22 – the total number of years that the final four in TNA’s world title tournament had spent in the
WWE during their careers.

4.06 – the average time (in minutes) that each World Title quarter final match last. This is (let us not
forget) for the most prestigious title in TNA.

Zero – the percentage chance that anyone but Kurt Angle will win the TNA World Title at Bound For
Glory while Angle has the “if I lose, I retire” stipulation on each of his matches.

Those, Eric, are the facts.



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