WWE announced in their 2014 financial results the WWE Network had 816,000 subscribers at year-end. This means they gained at least 184,000 subscribers from December 31, 2014 to January 26, 2015 (the day they announced they reached 1 million subscribers) to take them to one million.
Also reported in the results was traditional pay-per-view buys for the following shows:
WWE Hell in a Cell - 83,000 traditional buys (compared to 114K as Battleground in ’13)
Survivor Series - 100,000 traditional buys (compared to 177K the year prior)
WWE TLC - 39,000 traditional buys (compared to 181K the year prior)
Below are the updated traditional pay-per-view buys since the inception of the WWE Network:
Wrestlemania XXX – 690,000 buys
Extreme Rules – 108,000 buys
WWE Payback – 67,000 buys
Money in the Bank – 122,000 buys
WWE Battleground – 99,000 buys
SummerSlam – 147,000 buys
WWE Night of Champions – 48,000 buys
The reason we aren’t listing the pay-per-views before Wrestlemania in the table is because they do not draw fair comparisons because of the evolution of the WWE Network. However, Royal Rumble did 467,000 buys and Elimination Chamber did 183,000 buys.