First Hour Break Down
Q1: Impact opened with another poor rating of a 0.80, capturing Spike TV's decision to shift Impact back to 9:00 p.m. EST at the end of the month. The last five weeks, including this week, Impact has opened with a 0.75, 0.81, 0.83, 0.85, and 0.80 rating.
This week's segment featured Sting and Kurt Angle calling out A.J. Styles, who walked away, and one commercial break.
Q2: Impact remained in the doldrums with a 0.87 rating for this week's Knockouts segment, which included a tag match, and one commercial break.
Q3: Impact jumped to a 1.02 rating for Bully Ray dressing down D-Lo Brown, Magnus vs. D.O.C., and one-and-a-half commercials.
Q4: Impact swung back down to a 0.95 rating for an Aces & Eights follow-up segment, Hulk Hogan backstage, ring introductions for the Second Hour main event, and one-and-a-half commercials.
Second Hour Break Down
Q5: Impact peaked with a 1.11 rating for Daniels & Kazarian vs. Roode & Aries with James Storm as special referee, Magnus attacked backstage, and only half of a commercial, which helped the quarter-hour rating.
Q6: Impact dipped below the 1.0-level with a 0.98 rating for a Suicide vignette, Chris Sabin and Kenny King's in-ring promo segment attempting to bring the X Division back to life, and one-and-a-half commercial breaks.
Q7: Impact swung back to a 1.05 rating for videos, main event ring introductions, and the first four minutes of the main event of Sting & Kurt Angle vs. Aces & Eights.
Q8: Despite the tease of a third man emerging to join Sting & Angle, Impact only increased slightly to a 1.09 rating for the conclusion of the main event and Abyss returning to join Team TNA. There was also one mid-match commercial as TNA teased the appearance of a third man.