MayMac Does 4.3 Million PPV Buys
While Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s August 26th battle in Las Vegas wasn’t the biggest pay per view in history, it came very close.
Showtime released the official number of 4.3 million purchases in North America, on Thursday.
The battle between McGregor and Mayweather, in McGregor’s first professional boxing match, and Mayweather’s return from retirement, was just 300,000 buys less than Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in 2015, which did 4.6 million purchases.
Mayweather also is in third place for all-time PPV buys as his Mayweather’s 2007 win over Oscar De La Hoya, which finished at 2.48 million buys.
The publicly traded company said the event produced about $600 million in revenue.
The PPV figures include both traditional cable buys and those who purchased the event over various steaming platforms. Purchases outside the U.S. and Canada are not included.