Re: TNA is not stagnating, they are growing.
Statistically, they are growing and what wrestling fans don't seem to understand is what TNA is drawing is considered good ratings. What WWE draws are elite ratings that rank up there with the NBA, NHL, MLB programming.
1.8 million viewers per week is better than 45% of Cable TV shows. 90% of Spike TV's shows for example draw a maximum of 900,000 viewers. MMA Uncensored draws 400,000 viewers, their highest peak was near 700,000 when Batista appeared. Yet, Spike was thrilled with those numbers.
If you are not FOX, ABC, USA, MTV, TNT or any of the elite channels on television, your product will not sustain 3-4 million viewers.
The issue that people should examine with TNA is why do they peak with viewership at 2.0 million or so but dip all the way down to 1.4 million. Why are these casual fans not buying into the product while the company continues to draw 1.4 million faithful viewers. What are the casuals seeing that the hardcore faithfuls do not?