Every WWE Pay-Per-View Buyrate

2 years ago by Brian Joyce

Every WWE Pay-Per-View Buyrate

Pay per views were once one of the biggest revenue generators for WWE. Since 2014, pay per view has been largely phased out as a result of the introduction of the WWE network. However, in the years prior, buyrates were one of the biggest indicators of the company’s success.

Here are the buyrates for nearly every WWE pay per view ever. Please note, many of these numbers are approximate as a number of factors go into determining a precise number of buyers.


1985

WrestleMania I – N/A (Broadcast on Closed Circuit)


Wrestling Classic – 47,000 Buys


1986

WrestleMania 2 – 250,000 Buys


1987

WrestleMania III – 400,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1987 – 350,000 Buys


1988

Royal Rumble 1988 – N/A (Broadcast on Cable)


WrestleMania IV – 485,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1988 – 400,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1988 – 310,000 Buys


1989

Royal Rumble 1989 – 165,000 Buys


WrestleMania V – 767,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1989 – 625,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1989 – 385,000 Buys


1990

Royal Rumble 1990 – 260,000 Buys


WrestleMania VI – 560,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1990 – 507,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1990 – 400,000 Buys


1991

Royal Rumble 1991 – 440,000 Buys


WrestleMania VII – 400,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1991 – 405,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1991 – 300,000 Buys


This Tuesday in Texas – 140,000 Buys


1992

Royal Rumble 1992 – 260,000 Buys


WrestleMania VIII – 390,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1992 – 280,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1992 – 250,000 Buys


1993

Royal Rumble 1993 – 300,000 Buys


WrestleMania IX – 430,000 Buys


King of the Ring 1993 – 245,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1993 – 250,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1993 – 180,000 Buys


1994

Royal Rumble 1994 – 200,000 Buys


WrestleMania X – 420,000 Buys


King of the Ring 1994 – 185,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1994 – 300,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1994 – 254,000 Buys


1995

Royal Rumble 1995 – 225,000 Buys


WrestleMania XI – 340,000 Buys


In Your House 1 – 332,000 Buys


King of the Ring 1995 – 150,000 Buys


In Your House 2 – 280,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1995 – 205,000 Buys


In Your House 3 – 175,000 Buys


In Your House 4 – 100,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1995 – 128,000 Buys


In Your House 5 – 80,000 Buys


1996

Royal Rumble 1996 – 260,000 Buys


In Your House 6 – 150,000 Buys


WrestleMania XII – 290,000 Buys


In Your House 7: Good Friends… Better Enemies! – 150,000 Buys

 


In Your House 8: Beware of Dog – 110,000 Buys (Took Place Over Two Days Due to a Power Outage)


King of the Ring 1996 – 197,000 Buys


In Your House 9: International Incident – 90,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1996 – 157,000 Buys


In Your House 10: Mind Games – 120,000 Buys


In Your House 11: Buried Alive – 100,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1996 – 199,000 Buys


In Your House 12: It’s Time! – 90,000 Buys


1997

Royal Rumble 1997 – 244,000 Buys


In Your House 13: Final Four – 120,000 Buys


WrestleMania 13 – 237,000 Buys


In Your House 14: Revenge of the ‘Taker – 120,000 Buys


In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell – 143,000 Buys


King of the Ring 1997 – 177,000 Buys


In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede – 165,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1997 – 235,000 Buys


Ground Zero: In Your House – 126,000 Buys


One Night Only – 20,000 Buys (Limited Availability)


Badd Blood: In Your House – 168,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1997 – 250,000 Buys


D-Generation X: In Your House – 120,000 Buys


1998

Royal Rumble 1998 – 351,000 Buys


No Way Out of Texas: In Your House – 150,000 Buys


WrestleMania XIV – 730,000 Buys


Unforgiven: In Your House – 300,000 Buys


Over The Edge: In Your House – 203,000 Buys


King of the Ring 1998 – 310,000 Buys


Fully Loaded: In Your House – 329,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1998 – 700,000 Buys


Breakdown: In Your House – 300,000 Buys


Judgment Day: In Your House – 327,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1998 – 478,000 Buys


Rock Bottom: In Your House – 290,000 Buys


1999

Royal Rumble 1999 – 650,000 Buys


St. Valentines Day Massacre 1999 – 450,000 Buys


WrestleMania XV – 800,000


Backlash 1999 – 398,000


Over The Edge 1999 – 416,000 Buys


King of the Ring 1999 – 430,000 Buys


Fully Loaded 1999 – 360,000 Buys


SummerSlam 1999 – 600,000 Buys


Unforgiven 1999 – 330,000 Buys


No Mercy 1999 – 327,000 Buys


Survivor Series 1999 – 448,000 Buys


Armageddon 1999 – 371,000 Buys


2000

Royal Rumble 2000 – 590,000 Buys


No Way Out 2000 – 480,000 Buys


WrestleMania 2000 – 824,000 Buys


Backlash 2000 – 675,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2000 – 420,000 Buys


King of the Ring 2000 – 475,000 Buys


Fully Loaded 2000 – 420,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2000 – 570,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2000 – 605,000 Buys


No Mercy 2000 – 550,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2000 – 400,000 Buys


Armageddon 2000 – 465,000 Buys


2001

Royal Rumble 2001 – 625,000 Buys


No Way Out 2001 – 590,000 Buys


WrestleMania X-Seven – 1,040,000 Buys


Backlash 2001 – 375,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2001 – 405,000 Buys


King of the Ring 2001 – 445,000 Buys


Invasion 2001 – 775,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2001 – 565,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2001 – 350,000 Buys


No Mercy 2001 – 325,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2001 – 450,000 Buys


Vengeance 2001 – 315,000 Buys


2002

Royal Rumble 2002 – 670,000 Buys


No Way Out 2002 – 575,000 Buys


WrestleMania X8 – 840,000 Buys


Backlash 2002 – 400,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2002 – 373,000 Buys


King of the Ring 2002 – 320,000 Buys


Vengeance 2002 – 375,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2002 – 540,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2002 – 300,000 Buys


No Mercy 2002 – 300,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2002 – 340,000 Buys


Armageddon 2002 – 335,000 Buys


2003

Royal Rumble 2003 – 585,000 Buys


No Way Out 2003 – 450,000 Buys


WrestleMania XIX – 560,000 Buys


Backlash 2003 – 345,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2003 – 315,000 Buys


Bad Blood 2003 – 385,000 Buys


Vengeance 2003 – 365,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2003 – 465,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2003 – 360,000 Buys


No Mercy 2003 – 275,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2003 – 450,000 Buys


Armageddon 2003 – 240,000 Buys


2004

Royal Rumble 2004 – 500,000 Buys


No Way Out 2004 – 265,000 Buys


WrestleMania XX – 885,000 Buys


Backlash 2004 – 320,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2004 – 235,000 Buys


Bad Blood 2004 – 290,000 Buys


The Great American Bash 2004 – 238,000 Buys


Vengeance 2004 – 240,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2004 – 415,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2004 – 265,000 Buys


No Mercy 2004 – 183,000 Buys


Taboo Tuesday 2004 – 174,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2004 – 325,000 Buys


Armageddon 2004 – 230,000 Buys


2005

New Years Revolution 2005 – 275,000 Buys


Royal Rumble 2005 – 575,000 Buys


No Way Out 2005 – 240,000 Buys


WrestleMania 21 – 980,000 Buys


Backlash 2005 – 320,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2005 – 260,000 Buys


One Night Stand 2005 – 340,000 Buys


Vengeance 2005 – 420,000 Buys


The Great American Bash 2005 – 280,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2005 – 650,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2005 – 250,000 Buys


No Mercy 2005 – 230,000 Buys


Taboo Tuesday 2005 – 250,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2005 – 400,000 Buys


Armageddon 2005 – 320,000 Buys


2006

New Years Revolution 2006 – 300,000 Buys


Royal Rumble 2006 – 550,000 Buys


No Way Out 2006 – 220,000 Buys


WrestleMania 22 – 930,000 Buys


Backlash 2006 – 220,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2006 – 252,000 Buys


One Night Stand 2006 – 304,000 Buys


Vengeance 2006 – 337,000 Buys


The Great American Bash 2006 – 232,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2006 – 541,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2006 – 307,000 Buys


No Mercy 2006 – 197,000 Buys


Cyber Sunday 2006 – 228,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2006 – 383,000 Buys


December to Dismember 2006 – 90,000 Buys


Armageddon 2006 – 239,000 Buys


2007

New Years Revolution 2007 – 220,000 Buys


Royal Rumble 2007 – 491,000 Buys


No Way Out 2007 – 218,000 Buys


WrestleMania 23 – 1,188,000 Buys


Backlash 2007 – 194,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2007 – 242,000 Buys


One Night Stand 2007 – 186,000 Buys


Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007 – 246,000 Buys


The Great American Bash 2007 – 230,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2007 – 537,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2007 – 210,000 Buys


No Mercy 2007 – 270,000 Buys


Cyber Sunday 2007 – 195,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2007 – 325,000 Buys


Armageddon 2007 – 237,000 Buys


2008

Royal Rumble 2008 – 533,000 Buys


No Way Out 2008 – 329,000 Buys


WrestleMania XXIV – 1,024,000 Buys


Backlash 2008 – 200,000 Buys


Judgment Day 2008 – 252,000 Buys


One Night Stand: Extreme Rules 2008 – 194,000 Buys


Night of Champions 2008 – 259,000 Buys


The Great American Bash 2008 – 273,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2008 – 477,000 Buys


Unforgiven 2008 – 211,000 Buys


No Mercy 2008 – 261,000 Buys


Cyber Sunday 2008 – 153,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2008 – 319,000 Buys


Armageddon 2008 – 193,000 Buys


2009

Royal Rumble 2009 – 450,000 Buys

No Way Out 2009 – 272,000 Buys

WrestleMania XXV – 960,000 Buys

Backlash 2009 – 182,000 Buys

Judgment Day 2009 – 228,000 Buys

Extreme Rules 2009 – 213,000 Buys

The Bash 2009 – 178,000 Buys

Night of Champions 2009 – 267,000 Buys

SummerSlam 2009 – 369,000 Buys

Breaking Point 2009 – 169,000 Buys

Hell in a Cell 2009 – 300,000 Buys

Bragging Rights 2009 – 200,000 Buys

Survivor Series 2009 – 225,000 Buys

Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2009 – 228,000 Buys


2010

Royal Rumble 2010 – 462,000 Buys


Elimination Chamber 2010 – 272,000 Buys


WrestleMania XXVI – 885,000 Buys

 


Extreme Rules 2010 – 182,000 Buys


Over The Limit 2010 – 197,000 Buys


Fatal 4-Way 2010 – 158,000 Buys


Money in the Bank 2010 – 162,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2010 – 350,000 Buys


Night of Champions 2010 – 165,000 Buys


Hell in a Cell 2010 – 210,000 Buys


Bragging Rights 2010 – 137,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2010 – 244,000 Buys


Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2010 – 195,000 Buys


2011

Royal Rumble 2011 – 446,000 Buys


Elimination Chamber 2011 – 200,000 Buys


WrestleMania XXVII – 1,124,000 Buys


Extreme Rules 2011 – 209,000 Buys


Over The Limit 2011 – 142,000 Buys


Capital Punishment 2011 – 170,000 Buys


Money in the Bank 2011 – 195,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2011 – 296,000 Buys


Night of Champions 2011 – 161,000 Buys


Hell in a Cell 2011 – 180,000 Buys


Vengeance 2011 – 121,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2011 – 281,000 Buys


Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2011 – 179,000 Buys


2012

Royal Rumble 2012 – 443,000 Buys


Elimination Chamber 2012 – 178,000 Buys


WrestleMania XXVIII – 1,253,000 Buys


Extreme Rules 2012 – 263,000 Buys


Over The Limit 2012 – 167,000 Buys


No Way Out 2012 – 194,000 Buys


Money in the Bank 2012 – 188,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2012 – 358,000 Buys


Night of Champions 2012 – 189,000 Buys


Hell in a Cell 2012 – 199,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2012 – 208,000 Buys


Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2012 – 175,000 Buys


2013

Royal Rumble 2013 – 579,000 Buys


Elimination Chamber 2013 – 213,000 Buys


WrestleMania 29 – 1,048,000 Buys


Extreme Rules 2013 – 228,000 Buys


Payback 2013 – 196,000 Buys


Money in the Bank 2013 – 199,000 Buys


SummerSlam 2013 – 298,000 Buys


Night of Champions – 175,000 Buys


Battleground 2013 – 119,000 Buys


Hell in a Cell 2013 – 200,000 Buys


Survivor Series 2013 – 179,000 Buys


Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2013 – 175,000 Buys


2014

Royal Rumble 2014 – 517,000 Buys

Elimination Chamber 2014 – 203,000 Buys

Following the Elimination Chamber 2014 pay per view, WWE launched the WWE Network and changed how these shows were watched forever. While other countries would slowly get access to the streaming service over the following years, this was effectively the end of the pay per view system in WWE.

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