WWE Announces Record-Breaking Gate And Viewership Numbers For Royal Rumble 2023

WWE touts the success of the Royal Rumble 2023 premium live event.

On January 28, WWE held the Royal Rumble from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, During the show, the company announced that 51,338 fans were in attendance for the show.

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In a press release, WWE shared more numbers that highlighted the success of the event. With a new all-time gate record (over $7.7 million) and a 52% increase in viewership, the show became the highest-grossing and most-viewed Royal Rumble in WWE history. The previous gate record was set in 2017 ($4.9 million), and this year's show passed that mark by more than 50%. The 2022 event had set a new viewership record

From WWE:

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that the 2023 Royal Rumble, which emanated from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, became WWE’s highest-grossing and most-viewed Royal Rumble in company history.

The event set a new all-time gate record at more than $7.7 million, far surpassing the previous Royal Rumble high in 2017 by more than 50 percent. Viewership of the event saw a 52 percent increase versus the previous record set in 2022.

In addition, the 2023 Royal Rumble broke all-time venue merchandise and sponsorship records. Merchandise sales were up 135 percent versus the record set in 2022. Royal Rumble sponsorship revenue was up nearly 200 percent versus 2022 and featured the first-ever sponsored match (MTN DEW PITCH BLACK) and sponsored countdown clock (Applebee’s).

On social, the Roman Reigns-Sami Zayn videos generated 20 million-plus views across all WWE platforms and became the most-viewed WWE clip of 2023. Additional highlights include Logan Paul and Ricochet’s high-flying collision which amassed 26.5 million views across WWE and Paul’s platforms, and the launch of Reigns’ TikTok account which netted 100K followers in the first 24 hours.

WWE also announced that the Royal Rumble event set new records for venue merchandise and sponsorship.

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