WrestleMania 23 did an outstanding buyrate, as the show sold 1,188,000 shows. That was 230,000 more buys than WrestleMania 22 did last year.
Following WrestleMania, WWEâ<80><99>s Backlash pay-per-view only did 194,000 buys (down from last yearâ<80><99>s 213,000). The company then rebounded with Judgment Day which did 242,000 buys which was up from the previous yearâ<80><99>s 238,000 buys. This yearâ<80><99>s edition of One Night Stand tanked only doing 186,000 buys which was down from the previous yearâ<80><99>s 294,000. Vengeance dropped by 96,000 buys from last year doing 243,000 buys.
Following the announcement yesterday of this past Mondayâ<80><99>s RAW only doing a 2.5 cable rating, WWEâ<80><99>s stock closed at $14.52 a share, its 52 week low. With the number being as low as it is, some people are still not convinced that the data was not a glitch; however, if it is indeed the true number, WWE is going to have to deal with some serious problems.
Speaking of ratings, Tuesday nightâ<80><99>s edition of ECW on Sci-Fi did a 1.3 cable rating.