TNA President Dixie Carter announced via her twitter account that TNA iMPACT is permanently moving to 8PM EST. iMPACT will remain 2 hours, but starting next week - the show will have a 1-hour lead-in to WWE RAW and will only go head-to-head with the first hour of RAW.
This week's iMPACT was a test run to see how the show would do starting an hour earlier and the ratings were enough to convince TNA that a permanent shift is a good move. Monday's iMPACT did a 0.85 rating, with the first unopposed hour drawing a 0.91 and the second hour, which went head-to-head with RAW, drew a 0.79.
Carter also announced on Twitter that SpikeTV will be adding a replay of iMPACT to its weekly schedule The replay will air Thursday nights at 9PM EST, iMPACT's old timeslot.
So they finally realize that they can't compete with WWE, but why would I watch iMPACT! on Monday's when I can watch it on Thurdays? There is no incentive to make iMPACT! must-see-tv. Still droping the ball....