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TNA: Knockouts proving to be huge ratings draw

The Daizee Haze vs. Cheerleader Melissa (also known as Raisha Saaed) match from the 5/1 iMPACT! managed to draw more viewers than the show’s main event match, which featured all three headliners for tomorrow night’s Sacrifice pay-per-view no less. The Haze vs. Melissa match drew a 1.10 rating. The main event later in the show featuring Joe & Angle vs. Steiner & Williams drew a 0.99 rating. The match also lost 154,000 viewers, the biggest tune out during the show. The lowest-rated part of the show was actually the final segment in which Cornette announced the eight singles wrestlers for the tag team tournament. Cornette’s segment lost 70,000 viewers for a 0.94 rating. The highest-rated part of the show did not feature the ladies for once. The Rock ‘n’ Rave Infection vs. AJ Styles & Super Eric match drew the highest quarter hour of the show with a 1.14 ratings peak that gained 280,000 viewers. And in what appears to be a first, the tandem of Velvet Sky & Angelina Love actually lost viewers, and in two segments no less. Their interview segment with Cornette & a short backstage segment with Booker T & Styles lost 140,000 viewers. Their match later in the show with Gail Kim & ODB lost 56,000 viewers as well.