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Destination America cancels Impact; After only five months.
Topic Started: May 21 2015, 04:01 AM (2,396 Views)
SamoaRowe
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According to Meltzer. My understanding is they're still on the air through September, due to the terms of their original agreement. Sounds like the network didn't feel the ratings were worth the price they were paying, and advertisers didn't want anything to do with TNA.

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Did TNA have any other networks interested before Channel Discovery or whatever the fuck picked them up?
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I don't think so.



TNA issued a statement today denying the cancellation reports. This is the same company that wants to give employees lie detector tests to find out who tipped the press about late paychecks.
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It was revealed today that ROH TV will begin airing on Destination America next month.

Sucks to be a TNA employee these days.
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I'll prepare the grave... again. At least the soil is soft.
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It gets even better. Apparently, ROH will be on the hour before Impact, so they'll be airing back to back on Wednesdays. I'll be highly interested to see what sort of ratings ROH draws, especially in comparison to Impact.
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I don't know what that says about TNA's relationship from the beginning. Destination America couldn't wait to void their contract, and before the nail is driven into the coffin, signs up Ring of Honor for a timeslot the same night that TNA is presently airing.
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TNA is still on for now

but they lose any negotiating power since ROH is there

Supposedly Dixie Carter was bashing some Destination America execs in an email and accidentally ccd one of them. This was a couple of months ago

She's an idiot if she did that
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Between that and Vince Russo accidentally sending someone TNA plans when he wasn't supposed to be under their employ, it's safe to say the following...

TNA's biggest enemy is email. An understandable frustration if you're a technical novice who has rarely used a computer in the last two decades, but for people running a company?
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My understanding is that TNA is on the air until September/October. The deal they had with Destination America was multi-year, but it had an out clause for the fall if the network wasn't happy with them. Based on how quickly they canceled TNA's Saturday show, things soured pretty fast.

There was an article on 411mania this morning (that my PC wouldn't load) of the leaked memo from Destination America confirming that TNA was canceled. I guess Dixie can settle down on threatening legal action to the dirt sheets for defaming her company.

Dixie Carter accidentally ccding an executive on an e-mail is typical. She's one of the biggest public figure idiots (not in politics) I've ever seen and has been completely clueless and tonedeaf about her promotion for years.
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"Destination America is not renewing TNA Wrestling next year. While the ratings were strong, the audience was not large enough to justify the program investment. We plan to honor the current contract and continue to air original episodes of TNA Wrestling on Friday nights through the end of the third quarter 2015. When the up-front rate card is released, the Friday night anthology title will now be called 'American Tales,' which will be a combination of Paranormal and Americana programming. I hope this is good news given all of the advertisers that included TNA on their DNA list."


That last line... ouch.
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torturedsoulv1,May 27 2015
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Supposedly Dixie Carter was bashing some Destination America execs in an email and accidentally ccd one of them. This was a couple of months ago

She's an idiot if she did that

It's surprising how common this actually is. More than once I've seen execs where I work CC the wrong people on sensitive e-mails.
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It will be interesting to see what happens to ROH if/when DA drops Impact altogether.
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You can tell that Impact is fighting for it's life, when they have EC3 take the TNA title from Kurt Angle on Impact and not on the big Slammiversary ppv, which created some awkward continuity issues.

So far, Impact is still doing higher ratings than ROH, but the gap isn't too far when you factor in replay ratings and DVR numbers, and ROH isn't as expensive for DA to run.
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