WWE News: WrestleMania 30 was viewed in over one million homes in the United States alone
WWE issued the following press release to Prowrestling.net on Tuesday.
WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 30 reached a record 1 million households in the U.S. alone on WWE Network and pay-per-view combined, the first time WrestleMania has eclipsed this mark domestically. With more than 667,000 WWE Network subscribers in the U.S. and nearly 400,000 domestic pay-per-view buying homes for WrestleMania 30, WWE is confident that it will reach its goal of 1 million subscribers by the end of 2014.
WWE Network launched on February 24 in the U.S. and successfully streamed six hours of live coverage of WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6. Additionally, more than 7.1 million hours of video content was viewed on WWE Network during WrestleMania Week from Tuesday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 8.
WWE Network will be rolled out in Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics in late 2014/early 2015.
Powell's POV: That's an impressive number when you consider it only includes domestic numbers. If nothing else, WWE has to be viewing the 400,000 pay-per-view buyers as potential network customers, though there were probably a few in the mix who ordered the pay-per-view as a fallback plan for the network stream as I did.
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