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    telvisnostic

    [161]Jun 11, 2011
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    Various sites are reporting that Over the Limit got a whopping 65,000 buys. What say you all?

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    JandSman

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    telvisnostic wrote:

    Various sites are reporting that Over the Limit got a whopping 65,000 buys. What say you all?

    I will wait until it's official but hopefully WWE will take a step back from so many PPV's because if this is true i doubt Capitol Punishment will do much better if i was booking which PPV's would stay in WWE here is what i would do.

    Royal Rumble - January

    No Way Out (with 2 Elimination Chamber Matches) - February)

    Wrestlemania - April

    Backlash - Early May/Late April King of the Ring - Late May/Early June (This would be a good PPV to help set up the Summerslam Main event and could help end the major feuds going on at the time.)

    Money in the Bank - Late June (This is a really good gimmick PPV that needs to stay and it could really spice things up before Summerslam it would be similar to the Elimination Chamber PPV)

    Summerslam - Mid August

    Hell in a Cell - Mid October (I think if there were really important feuds in the Hell in a Cell matches then it could be a great PPV. Instead of seeing stuff like Orton vs Sheamus or Undertaker vs CM Punk in the Cell we could see the end to important and well built summerslam feuds.)

    Survivor Series - Mid/Late November

    Vengeance - Late December (I think this would be a good PPV to end the feuds from the old year and this PPV wouldn't be restricted with gimmicks and could let matches like TLC and Extreme Rules be more meaningful.)
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    telvisnostic

    [163]Aug 4, 2011
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    -The April WrestleMania 27 drew 1,059,000 buys. WrestleMania 26 drew 885,000 buys, and WrestleMania 25 produced 975,000 buys.




    -The May Extreme Rules pay-per-view drew 209,000. The event drew 182,000 buys last year, and 213,000 buys in 2009.




    -The May Over The Limit pay-per-view produced 140,000 buys. The event scored 197,000 buys in 2010, and it produced 228,000 buys when it was called Judgment Day in 2009.




    -The June Capitol Punishment pay-per-view drew 170,000 buys. The same event drew 143,000 buys last year when it was called Fatal Four Way, and it reached 178,000 buys when it was named The Bash in 2009.




    -ProWrestling.net


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    Hurricane1123

    [164]Aug 7, 2011
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    telvisnostic wrote:


    -The April WrestleMania 27 drew 1,059,000 buys. WrestleMania 26 drew 885,000 buys, and WrestleMania 25 produced 975,000 buys.



    -The May Extreme Rules pay-per-view drew 209,000. The event drew 182,000 buys last year, and 213,000 buys in 2009.



    -The May Over The Limit pay-per-view produced 140,000 buys. The event scored 197,000 buys in 2010, and it produced 228,000 buys when it was called Judgment Day in 2009.



    -The June Capitol Punishment pay-per-view drew 170,000 buys. The same event drew 143,000 buys last year when it was called Fatal Four Way, and it reached 178,000 buys when it was named The Bash in 2009.



    -ProWrestling.net


    Some ups and downs on various PPV's, nothing out of the ordinary, though I'm a bit surprised that the number for Capitol Punishment was higher than last year's Fatal 4-Way. Do you think this proves that R-Truth may have more drawing power in the main event scene than we are lead to believe or does it reflect more on how stupid the Fatal 4-Way gimmick was for a PPV last year?

    Edited on 08/07/2011 8:13pm
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    telvisnostic

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    Hurricane1123 wrote:
    Some ups and downs on various PPV's, nothing out of the ordinary, though I'm a bit surprised that the number for Capitol Punishment was higher than last year's Fatal 4-Way. Do you think this proves that R-Truth may have more drawing power in the main event scene than we are lead to believe or does it reflect more on how stupid the Fatal 4-Way gimmick was for a PPV last year?
    I think it does show that people wanted to see if Truth could win. I don't know if that counts a drawing, but they really gave Truth a chance to shine and showed he could do his thing.


    I think it reflects on how bad the Fatal 4 Way PPV was too.

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    JandSman

    [166]Aug 7, 2011
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    telvisnostic wrote:

    Hurricane1123 wrote:
    Some ups and downs on various PPV's, nothing out of the ordinary, though I'm a bit surprised that the number for Capitol Punishment was higher than last year's Fatal 4-Way. Do you think this proves that R-Truth may have more drawing power in the main event scene than we are lead to believe or does it reflect more on how stupid the Fatal 4-Way gimmick was for a PPV last year?
    I think it does show that people wanted to see if Truth could win. I don't know if that counts a drawing, but they really gave Truth a chance to shine and showed he could do his thing.


    I think it reflects on how bad the Fatal 4 Way PPV was too.

    I think that some of the buyrates did have to do with R-Truth a little bit but he wasn't the main reason, i think one Fatal 4 Way was a really bad concept and two Capitol Punishment on paper had an ok under card with matches like CM punk vs Rey Mysterio, Alex Riley vs The Miz, Ziggler vs Kofi, and the main event of Orton vs Christian on paper seemed like it was going to be another great match.
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    telvisnostic

    [167]Nov 3, 2011
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    Wrestlezone wrote:
    During today's quarterly conference call, WWE revealed the following PPV buyrate information:


    WWE's 2011 Money in the Bank PPV drew 195,000 buys, up from the 165,000 buys the same event did last year, but down from the 267,000 buys that Night of Champions drew in July 2009.


    WWE's 2011 SummerSlam PPV drew 296,000 buys. Last year's event drew 350,000 buys, and 369,000 buys in 2009.


    WWE's 2011 Night of Champions pay-per-view drew 161,000 buys. The event drew 165,000 buys in 2010.

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    JLe1223

    [168]Nov 3, 2011
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    Wow, even the Money in the bank didn't draw very high.
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    telvisnostic

    [169]Dec 21, 2011
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    PWtorch wrote:
    WWE has released a preliminary Survivor Series PPV figure of 280,000 total buys. The buy total for The Rock's big return match teaming with John Cena will likely grow by the time WWE reports fourth quarter earnings result, as the preliminary total is only through the end of November.


    The estimate compares to 244,000 official buys for Survivor Series 2010 and 235,000 buys for Survivor Series 2009, which nearly got Survivor Series scrapped from the PPV line-up.


    Through three events in the fourth quarter, WWE has reported an average of 194,000 buys per event. The October PPVs - Vengeance and Hell in a Cell with a combined 302,000 buys - dragged down the quarterly average. Still to be accounted for is last week's TLC PPV.


    The current third quarter domestic split is 56 percent, although the actual split for Survivor Series will likely come in higher. Applying the percentage to Survivor Series, the preliminary estimate would be 156,800 domestic buys.

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    telvisnostic

    [170]Feb 23, 2012
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    Hell in a Cell (10/2 ): 182,000 buys


    *210,000 buys in 2010


    *283,000 buys in 2009



    Vengeance (10/23 ): 121,000 buys


    *137,000 buys in 2010


    *181,000 buys in 2009




    Survivor Series (11/20 ): 281,000 buys


    *244,000 buys in 2010


    *235,000 buys in 2009




    TLC (12/18 ): 179,000 buys


    *195,000 buys in 2010


    *228,000 buys in 2009


    Source

    Edited on 02/23/2012 3:57pm
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    Hurricane1123

    [171]Apr 16, 2012
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    WWE announced that WrestleMania XXVIII, held April 1 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, set new records for pay-per-view buys and gross sales.


    Preliminary estimates show that WrestleMania, featuring the historic "Once in a Lifetime" Match between The Rock and John Cena, garnered 1.3 million pay-per-view buys with global gross sales in excess of $67 million including the live event. WrestleMania was seen around the world on pay-per-view in more than 105 countries and 20 languages.


    Next year's WrestleMania will take place Sunday, April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Ticket information will be announced later this year.


    __________


    Rock Twitter: "BREAKING NEWS: Wrestlemania 28 sets all time PPV buys & one day global gross record. #TeamBringItWorldwide THANK YOU!"


    Well they broke the record for the most bought PPV of all time. The record was previously held by Wrestlemania 23 which featured Donald Trump and of course the Cena vs. Shawn Michaels main event with 1.250.000 buys. I am not surprised the number is that high but kudos to the wrestlers involved, now let's see how the WWE will top that number next year in New Jersey, which I hope to go to!

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    Perfection

    [172]Apr 21, 2012
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    I'm sure WWE hoped for more than just 1.3, I heard they expected 1.5 at the least. However that is still a good number for them. If Brock, Austin and Rock all get a match at 29 I would imagine it breaks that 1.3 number no problem.
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    telvisnostic

    [173]Aug 2, 2012
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    Buyrates:


    The ones in parentheses are for the previous PPV.


    CageSideSeats wrote:
    WreslteMania 28 -- 1,217,000 (1,059,000)


    Extreme Rules -- 263,000 (209,000)


    Over the Limit -- 167,000 (140,000)


    No Way Out -- 194,000 (170,000)

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    telvisnostic

    [174]Nov 1, 2012
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    PW Torch wrote:
    WWE reported Thursday official PPV buys and revenue totals for Third Quarter 2012. The revenue total was $16.3 million, as compared to $15.8 million in the prior-year quarter (3.1 percent increase), mainly due to the strength of Summerslam.


    WWE reported that overall PPV buys were up 13 percent, mainly due to Summerslam drawing 358,000 buys; the smaller margin of 3 percent revenue growth was due to the timing of WrestleMania revenue from the prior quarter. Last year, WWE's third quarter was boosted by delayed recording of Mania-related revenue.


    "Buys for (Summerslam) increased 21 percent from the prior year quarter, demonstrating its creative strength and audience appeal," WWE reported.


    "Offsetting this performance, buys for WrestleMania, a prior period event, declined 63,000 primarily due to timing. On a year-to-date basis, buys for this premiere event remained 8 percent above the prior year period."


    Official PPV Buys Trend


    -- Money in the Bank (July) 2012:


    188,000 buys 2011:


    195,000 buys 2010:


    165,000 buys 2009:


    267,000 buys ($5 lower PPV price)


    -- Summerslam (August) 2012:


    358,000 buys 2011:


    296,000 buys 2010:


    350,000 buys 2009:


    369,000 buys ($5 lower PPV price)


    -- Night of Champions (September) 2012:


    189,000 buys 2011:


    161,000 buys 2010:


    165,000 buys


    Third Quarter PPV Revenue Trend Overall, WWE delivered its best Third Quarter PPV business since 2008.


    2007 Q3: $18.8 million PPV revenue 2008


    Q3: $16.4 million PPV revenue 2009 Q3: $14.5 million PPV revenue 2010


    Q3: $13.6 million PPV revenue 2011 Q3: $15.8 million PPV revenue 2012


    Q3: $16.3 million PPV revenue

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    telvisnostic

    [175]Feb 28, 2013
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    WWE pay-per-view events generated $13.0 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012, down from $14.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and $13.8 million earned for the same quarter in 2010.


    -October's Hell in a Cell drew 199,000 buys compared to the 182,000 buys in 2011, 210,000 buys in 2010, and 283,000 buys for the same event in 2009.


    -November's Survivor Series pay-per-view produced 208,000 buys compared to 281,000 buys in 2011, 244,000 buys in 2010, and 235,000 buys in 2009.


    -December's TLC drew 175,000 buys compared to 179,000 buys last year, 195,000 buys in 2010, and 228,000 buys in 2009.

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    [176]May 25, 2013
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    PWTorch wrote:
    The preliminary WrestleMania 29 buys total is 1,048,000 million buys, according to the latest monthly business figures released by WWE on Friday night.


    WWE did not include a domestic and international break down for the PPV. However, the event will likely turn out to be the highest-grossing PPV event in company history because of the PPV price increase, more sources to watch WrestleMania, and a greater proportion of higher-priced HD purchases over standard definition.


    The official PPV buy total will be released in the Second Quarter 2013 earnings, which should be released in August. Once all buys are accounted for, the number will likely round to 1.1 million buys, as opposed to currently rounding down to 1.0 million buys.


    WrestleMania PPV Buys


    -Last 5 Years 2009 - 960,000 buys 2010


    - 885,000 buys 2011


    - 1,059,000 buys 2012


    - 1,217,000 buys 2013


    - 1,048,000 buys (prelim. figure)

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    [177]Aug 1, 2013
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    PWTorch wrote:
    - The following is a break down of the PPV buys for the Second Quarter events, as compared to previous years.

    Individual PPV buys

    WrestleMania
    2009 - 960,000 buys
    2010 - 885,000 buys
    2011 - 1,059,000 buys
    2012 - 1,217,000 buys
    2013 - 1,039,000 buys

    Extreme Rules (Post-WM)
    2010 - 182,000 buys
    2011 - 209,000 buys
    2012 - 263,000 buys
    2013 - 231,000 buys

    Over the Limit (May)
    2010 - 197,000 buys
    2011 - 140,000 buys
    2012 - 167,000 buys
    2013 - N/A

    June PPV
    2010 - 143,000 buys (Fatal Four-Way)
    2011 - 170,000 buys (Cap. Punishment)
    2012 - 194,000 buys (No Way Out)
    2013 - 186,000 buys (Payback)

    Second Quarter PPV Revenue

    2009 Q2 - $35.6 million (WM quarter)
    2010 Q2 - $10.4 million (non-WM quarter)
    2011 Q2 - $34.4 million (WM quarter and with $5 increase compared to 2009)
    2012 Q2 - $40.8 million (WM quarter)
    2013 Q3 - $37.1 million (WM quarter)

    PPV Revenue (first six months of year)

    2007: $55.6 million
    2008: $59.1 million
    2009: $49.2 million
    2010: $42.8 million
    2011: $47.9 million
    2012: $54.3 million
    2013: $52.2 million

    Edited on 08/01/2013 4:40pm
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