Preliminary Buys for WWE’s Night of Champions PPV Shows a Drop

– WWE’s updated corporate business numbers has the Night of Champions pay-per-view coming in at 169,000 buys in September. This is a preliminary number and the official number will be reported on the November 4th third quarter earnings report. This preliminary umber is down 36.7 percent from 2009’s total number of 267,000 buys for Night of Champions.

With pay-per-view buys for WWE’s third quarter of 2010 – Money in the Bank, SummerSlam and Night of Champions – the average number of buys per show were down to 227,000 buys.

Night of Champions drew approximately 101,400 North American buys and with the $44.95 cost, WWE made around $4.6 million off Night of Champions. In comparison, the 2009 pay-per-view made around $6.1 million domestically with a $39.95 price tag.

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