Mayweather Pacquiao Pay-Per-View Haul: $400 Million
The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight broke pay-per-view records on Saturday with an estimated $400 million haul for HBO and Showtime. The cable networks are reporting 3 million individual PPV buys, according to Deadline.
The fight got delayed by 45 minutes due to overwhelming demand on PPV. It was so great that customers complained all night of outages.
The networks filed a last minute injection against piracy, but that did not stop people from streaming the fight via Periscope and Meerkat. It didn’t matter as HBO and Showtime cashed in big time.
Basing on just the 12 rounds of boxing, Mayweather and Pacquiao split more than $150,000 per second.
Mayweather won by unanimous decision and remains undefeated.