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:
Itâ€™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 weâ€™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, itâ€™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.