It was previously reported that this year’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view event was a smashing success. A new report details the numbers behind the show, including the number of traditional pay-per-view buys and Google search interest.
The 2023 Royal Rumble had the largest live gate in the event’s history, raking in $7.7 million. Viewership on Peacock was up 52% from last year, and merchandise sales were up by 135%.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that traditional PPV buys increased as well, with around 18,100. That is up 3.2% from last year’s Rumble, but down from last year’s SummerSlam (18,600) and WrestleMania (over 20,000).
Of those who bought the Royal Rumble, only 7.1% bought AEW Full Gear and only 25.5% bought Survivor Series. Of those who did buy Survivor Series, 67.5% bought the Rumble from the same cable or satellite provider.
Meanwhile, Google searches for the show were at 500,000, which is about the same as UFC 283.
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