By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE’s quarterly earnings report lists the WWE Network as having 1.471 million million paid subscribers as of December 31, 2017. The number was down from the 1.507 million subscriber mark the company was at as of September 30, 2017 and down from the the 1.473 million subscriber mark from December 31, 2016.
WWE lists 1.065 million subscribers from the United States at the end of 2017, down from 1.106 million U.S. subscribers in September, and up from the 1.033 count at the end of 2016. There were 406,000 paid international subscribers at the end of 2017 compared to 401,000 international subscribers in September, and 370,000 international subscribers at the end of 2016.
Powell’s POV: It’s worth pointing out that WWE released the network number post Royal Rumble at this time last year, whereas this year’s numbers are through the end of 2017 and do not include the 2018 Royal Rumble. The latest total WWE Network count, including free promotional users, is 1.547 million, down from 1.578 million on September 30 and up compared to the 1.473 million at the end of 2016. The overall subscriber count was at 1.949 million coming out of WrestleMania 33. Vince McMahon and executives George Barrios and Michelle Wilson will address the latest financial report in a conference call this morning at 10CT/11ET. Check back at that time for my live report on the conference call.
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