As noted earlier, WWE reported their 2013 first quarter results today. The company saw in increase in pay-per-view revenues from the prior year quarter, which increased 12% to $15.1 million. Buys increased 17% from the prior year quarter, and the average revenue per buy increased 5% from the prior year quarter, partially because of the increased number of buys in high definition. The increases were somewhat offset by lower buys for events in prior periods.

The Royal Rumble in January did 512,000 buys, up from 443,000 buys in 2012.

Elimination Chamber garnered 213,000 buys, up from the 178,000 buys the show did in 2012.

Here is a table detailing the number of buys for WWE pay-per-views in the first quarter.

Broadcast MonthEvents (in chronological order)Three Months Ended March 31
JanuaryRoyal Rumble512443
FebruaryElimination Chamber213178
Prior events 2064

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