WWE PPV Buys Significantly Down, Superstars Rating, Rumble
– Last Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars featuring Lay-Cool vs. Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly in the main event drew a 0.55 cable rating, down from the previous week’s number. The show drew 539,000 viewers overall. The midnight replay did a 0.23 rating, with 221,000 viewers.
— Although WWE announced next month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Boston, Mass. as being sold out, some $300 floor seats are still available.
— Through the first 11 months of 2010, World Wrestling Entertainment garnered 1,941,000 domestic pay-per-view buys from 12 events, an average of 161,750 purchases per event. By comparison, the company drew 2,594,000 domestic buys on 13 shows through the first 11 months of November, an average of 199,500 buys per show. Pay-per-view purchases are down 18.9% per show.
sources: PWInsider.com, Wrestling Observer Newsletter