wrestlemania 33

WrestleMania 33 has come and gone, and although the event may have received mixed reviews from fans, it was still a huge success for WWE.

WWE issued their Q1 highlights earlier today, and the company also hyped up the fact that WrestleMania 33 was the most watched WrestleMania ever. According to the information, WrestleMania 33 reached 1.95 million households just on the WWE Network alone. WrestleMania 33 was also the most social event in WWE history with 2.8 million tweets about the show throughout the day.

“We are pleased with the continued growth of WWE Network, which is a critical building block of our content strategy,” Vince McMahon said in a statement. “The recent production of WrestleMania set records for network viewership as well as digital and social engagement. As we leverage continuing innovation to extend our reach in India, China and around the world, we are confident that the enduring and increasing global power of our brands will provide a solid foundation for long-term growth.”

Selected WrestleMania Highlights:

* WrestleMania (April 2, 2017) broke the attendance record for the Orlando Citrus Bowl, attracting 75,245 fans
* Over WrestleMania Week, WWE had an unprecedented five consecutive nights of sellouts at the Citrus Bowl and Amway Center
* WrestleMania reached a record 1.95 million global households on WWE Network alone, making it the most-watched WrestleMania in history
* During WrestleMania Week, WWE Network subscribers watched 22.5 million hours of content (or an average of approximately 13 hours per subscriber), representing a 4% year-over-year increase
* WrestleMania was the most social event in WWE history with 5.19 million interactions on Facebook and Twitter during the broadcast alone and 2.8 million tweets about WrestleMania throughout the day
* WrestleMania accounted for nearly 30% of all social TV interactions on April 2nd, surpassing the Country Music Awards (13%), The Walking Dead Season Finale (10%) and MLB Opening Day on ESPN (10%)
* WrestleMania was made available live in China for the first time on PPTV Sports via pay-per-view with a choice of Mandarin or English commentary
* Launched WWE e-commerce site in India (WWEShop.in) for the first time ever, beginning Monday, April 3, concurrent with the broadcast of WrestleMania in that country