WWE Network Breaks Record with Nearly 2 Million Subscribers

WWE today announced that its digital subscription service, WWE Network, reached a record 1.95 million total subscribers following last night’s WrestleMania®.1 This is a 7% increase from April 4th, 2016, the day after WrestleMania last year.

“Results today demonstrate that we are effectively executing our multi-platform content strategy,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “WWE Network continues to drive transformative growth for our company and is a key element of our global content ecosystem, which includes traditional television, digital and social platforms and our direct-to-consumer service (WWE Network).”

“With nearly 2 million total subscribers, more households than ever before watched WrestleMania on WWE Network,” said George Barrios, WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer. “Given the ongoing strong growth of WWE Network, we continue to expect record subscriber levels and record revenue in 2017 as we achieve targeted record profits.”

WWE Network Subscriber Highlights

  • WWE Network reached record levels of total subscribers, total domestic subscribers and total international subscribers as of April 3, 2017
  • Total domestic subscribers increased 4% to 1.45 million; total international subscribers increased 15% to 497,000 from April 4, 2016 – the day after WrestleMania last year
  • Paid subscribers reached 1.66 million (+14%), including 1.24 million domestic (+12%) and 424,000 international (+23%) subscribers as of April 3, 2017

WWE Network total subscribers at WrestleMania 33 and WrestleMania 322, 3:

Total Subscribers

(thousands)

April 3rd, 2017

WrestleMania 33

April 4th, 2016

WrestleMania 32

% Growth
Total (Paid + Free Trial) 1,949 1,824 7%
Total Paid 1,661 1,454 14%
Total Domestic (Paid + Free Trial) 1,452 1,390 4%
Domestic Paid 1,237 1,109 12%
Total International (Paid + Free Trial) 497 434 15%
International Paid 424 345 23%
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