WWE News: Recent PPV Buyrates

10/3 No Mercy PPV did about 190,000 buys while Taboo Tuesday did about 170,000 buys. These are the first two shows in company history to do less than 225,000 buys.

Here are the estimated PPV buys for 2004 (WWE’s fiscal year 2005 began May 1), according to WWE.com’s key business drivers:

Fiscal 2004:

Royal Rumble – 595,000
No Way Out – 255,000
WrestleMania – 895,000
Backlash – 300,000

Fiscal 2005:

Judgment Day – 225,000
Bad Blood – 255,000
Great American Bash – 230,000
Vengeance – 230,000
SummerSlam – 375,000
Unforgiven – 240,000
No Mercy – 190,000
Taboo Tuesday – 170,000

No Mercy and Taboo Tuesday’s buyrates are initial projections which often get a bit of a bump after full buyrates are reported by PPV distributers within the year.

[Credit: WWE.com]