PPV Buyrates For WWE Battleground, Hell In A Cell, Survivor Series & TLC

Posted by Brad Davis February 20, 2014 4 Comments

WWE released their Q4 2013 and Full Year financial results on Thursday morning. Here are the final pay-per-view buy rates:

  • Battleground in October: 114,000
  • Hell in a Cell in October: 228,000 (up from 199,000 in 2012)
  • Survivor Series in November: 177,000 (down from 208,000 in 2012)
  • TLC in December: 181,000 (up from 175,000 in 2012)

Without factoring in WWE Battleground (which was a new pay-per-view in 2013), WWE sold 586,000 buyrates in the quarter, up from 582,000 in 2012.

The buyrate for Hell in a Cell was the show’s best since it debuted in 2009 – and the Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton main event outdrew the John Cena vs. Randy Orton WWE World Heavyweight Championship Unification match by a wide margin (26%).

Overall, you can see that pay-per-view is no longer a growth sector for WWE, which makes it an opportune time for WWE to transition those shows to the WWE Network.

WWE Reports Q4 2014 & Full Year Financial Results

Here are the buyrates for Hell in a Cell, Survivor Series and TLC over the past 4 years:

Hell in a Cell:

  • 2013 – 228,000 buys
  • 2012 – 199,000 buys
  • 2011 – 182,000 buys
  • 2010 – 210,000 buys

Survivor Series:

  • 2013 – 177,000 buys
  • 2012 – 208,000 buys
  • 2011 – 281,000 buys
  • 2010 – 244,000 buys

TLC:

  • 2013 – 181,000 buys
  • 2012 – 175,000 buys
  • 2011 – 179,000 buys
  • 2010 – 195,000 buys

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    • Logic

      So WWE says Daniel Bryan doesn’t sell, yet the finish of his rivalry with Orton was the highest selling Hell in Cell PPV ever. Then when they kicked him out of the title picture, Survivor Series (featuring Orton v. Big Show) was way below normal buyrates. OPEN YOUR EYES, FOOLS!

      • Daniel BRyan is overrated

        Hell in the Cell was the PPV where John Cena returned.
        Your point is invalid

        • ragin

          john cena is overrated and he cant wrestle either

        • https://soundcloud.com/will-teel Will $teel

          LOL ur point is invalid. John Cena was in the main event of TLC in the “biggest match in WWE history” and Hell in a Cell STILL had more buys.

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