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How Does TNA's New TV Deal Compare To ROH's & Lucha Underground

How Does TNA's New TV Deal Compare To ROH's & Lucha Underground

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has a breakdown of TNA's new TV deal with Destination America in his newsletter which can be found at f4wonline.com, and on the Wrestling Observer Radio-cast from yesterday. Meltzer notes that TNA has lost about 40 million homes in their move from Spike TV to Destination America, but that it is still available in 52% of US homes. Despite this, Meltzer notes that the most watched show in the channels existence garnered 450,000 viewers, which is below the cumulative viewers Ring of Honor gets across the Sinclair Broadcasting Group's channels. Meltzer stated, "ROH definitely has more viewers than what TNA will be getting in the start. TNA might be on cable TV but ROH has strong affiliates such as FOX, ABC and CW."

Compared to Lucha Underground, like Destination America, El Rey is still a start-up network and doesn't have much exposure. TNA will definitely have more viewers than Lucha Underground on El Rey, but Unimas has far more exposure than Destination America, however as previously noted Lucha Underground is intended to succeed on El Rey, with Unimas being a secondary channel.


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