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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Did 4.3 Million PPV Buys

December 15, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor brought in a total of 4.3 million North American PPV buys. Showtime announced the numbers on Thursday for the show, which includes traditional PPV providers as well as online portals like Showtime’s app and UFC.tv in the U.S. and Canada. The count is less than the 4.6 million buys that Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao did in 2015, but stil one of the strongest nmbers in history with the second-largest PPV numbers ever.

The event brought in over $600 million in revenue split between ticket sales, sponsorship and international distribution.

The full announcement is below:

SHOWTIME Sports confirmed today that the SHOWTIME PPV presentation of Mayweather vs. McGregor on August 26, 2017 generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America. This includes traditional television distribution and online portals such as the new SHOWTIME PPV app and SHOWTIMEPPV.com as well as UFC.TV in U.S. and Canada.

Mayweather vs. McGregor, a four-fight SHOWTIME PPV boxing event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, officially stands as the second largest pay-per-view event of all time behind Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, which set the North American pay-per-view mark at 4.6 million buys in 2015. The SHOWTIME PPV totals for Mayweather vs. McGregor far exceed the now third best event in history—nearly doubling the 2.48 million buys for Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather in 2007.

The total global revenue from the event including ticket sales, sponsorship and international distribution exceeds $600 million, which—along with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao— is among the largest for a single-day sporting event of all time. Mayweather and SHOWTIME PPV now account for the three highest grossing pay-per-view events in television history with the third-ranked event Mayweather vs. Canelo from 2013.