Spike TV Changes TNA Impact Format

There has been a change in the Spike TV formatting of TNA Impact. The show is now getting longer segments and lengthier commercial breaks, which works out to about eight breaks over two hours rather than ten. Spike has ditched the former pattern of doing thirty-second cut-ins in the middle of longer commercial breaks. They had done the same thing in UFC Ultimate Fighter because it was thought that it would keep people from switching away during the breaks. Under the new format TNA can do six-minute TV matches without commercial interruptions.

Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, 14 June 2010 (subscribe here

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