Official PPV Buy Rates - Hell In A Cell, Survivor Series, WWE TLC

The official WWE pay-per-view buy rates for every show in the fourth quarter of 2012 were released on Thursday as part of the company's earnings report. The buy rates are as follows:

  • Hell in a Cell - 199,000 buys (compared to 182,000 in 2011)
  • Survivor Series - 208,000 buys (compared to 281,000 in 2011)
  • WWE TLC - 175,000 buys (compared to 179,000 in 2011)

There was a comparability issue as WWE also held Vengeance in the fourth quarter of 2011 but not in 2012. The show did 121,000 buys in which were reported on the fourth quarter of 2011.

  • kramz39

    That’s so much decrease for Survivor Series. Hope they won’t scrap it next year.

    • Kerri

      SS ’11 was also hyped as the Rock’s first match (be it a tag match) back in WWE after 8 yrs, and it’s shown Rock has drawn in more PPV buys when he’s on the card. Not being a Rock ass-kisser here, nor am I discounting Ryback, Punk, Cena, etc., just stating the main difference between 2011 Survivor Series & 2012.

      • And WWE dropped the ball badly on booking the PPV. It was so out of control from having Punk vs. Mick Foley, to a 5-on-5 with Punk captain of one team and Foley captain of the other, then moving it to Punk vs. Ryback, then moving it to Punk vs. Ryback vs. Cena. Not to mention throwing Ziggler as team captain for no particular reason and Rhodes getting injured so they put Otunga in it at the last second… it was a giant cluster ****.

        • Kerri

          Oh completely agree with that. The way it was heading one week then to just flip and re-do just about everything with like 2 wks left? It was very jumbled and mishandled, which didn’t help the buy rate at all.

      • kramz39

        If so Richard, what is the SS ’10 buyrate?

        • Dustyn

          2010 had about 245,000 from what I could find.