Affliction PPV Number Still Evolving

August 18, 2008

Dave Meltzer of dropped some more info on the Affliction buy rate in the latest print version of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

It’s been hard to narrow down a buy rate for the Affliction show. Promoter Tom Atencio has claimed the figure was more than 100,000. Updated cable sources we’ve checked with have estimated from a low of 65,000 to a high of 100,000. Either way, the number is both excellent by the standards of a promotion with no television (it beats anything TNA has done with 2 million weekly TV viewers), but as noted over and over, it’s a substantial money loser.

This is a bump up from previous reports by Meltzer that pegged the buy rate between 50,000 and 85,000 buys.

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