Update on Bobby Lashley & TNA, iMPACT Rating Breakdown and More

– VH1 sent out a press release today hyping the premiere of Season 2 of Brooke Hogan’s reality show, “Brooke Knows Best,” this Sunday night at 10pm eastern. Season 2 will focus on Brooke’s second album titled, “The Redemption”, and will also follow the ongoing drama between her parents. VH1.com will feature clips from the season 2 premiere later today.

– Bobby Lashley has put TNA officials on hold regarding his future plans with the organization until his MMA fight with Bob Sapp on Saturday, June 27. His fight with Sapp is by far the biggest match of his career and he wants to put all of his focus on it.

– Jeremy Borash noted on his Twitter this weekend that Christy Hemme was at the iMPACT tapings this past week and has moved to Florida. As noted before, Hemme was scheduled to meet with TNA management this week to discuss her future with the company.

– The May 21st episode of TNA iMPACT drew a 1.05 cable rating with 1.52 million viewers. The show did a 0.91 in Males 18-34 and 0.87 in Males 35-49.

In the segment-by-segment numbers, viewership for the Suicide and Daniels vs. The Motor City Machineguns vs. Lethal Consequences match stayed even. Segments featuring Kevin Nash and Booker T training in the ring, and Team 3D cutting a promo backstage with the British Invasion attacking them gained 14,000 viewers. Sting’s match with Eric Young lost 29,000 viewers. The strongest growth segment of the show was the contract signing with Angelina Love and Awesome Kong for a match at Sacrifice, gaining 130,000 viewers. Viewers immediately tuned out following the contract signing as Kurt Angle’s match with Matt Morgan lost 101,000 viewers. Samoa Joe’s encounter with Jeff Jarrett gained 43,000 viewers. The final segment featuring Mick Foley bringing out “Rocky Balboa” with Jarrett, Sting and Angle running in gained 100,000 viewers to finish with the highest quarter of the show at 1.12.

Overall, this was one of lowest rated iMPACT broadcasts in a while, although it went head-to-head with a Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets game.