TNA TV deal status up in the air, but prospects looking better?
The word: we dunno.
Spike TV appears to be a no-go, pretty strongly. Velocity, at a quarter the rights fee that Spike TV is currently giving TNA for its weekly Impact Wrestling, is interested, but TNA might not be able to withstand that dramatic a cut in what it gets from TV.
WGN America is a player, but apparently still not at a level that Spike TV was in terms of money.
And then Wrestling Observer is saying there are two other unnamed networks interested.
It continues to be hard to imagine that a show that consistently draws 1 million-plus viewers a week to a network as far down the dial as Spike TV will just up and go off the air for lack of a broadcast suitor.
WWE practically wet its pants over Total Divas getting a similar number for its season premiere last week; 1 million people is still 1 million people. That’s a lot of eyeballs for advertisers to sell stuff to.
– Column by Chris Graham