Mayweather vs Pacquiao Pay-Per-View Sales: Glitch hits millions, Numbers of PPV buys and Ratings

The fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is over. Mayweather masterfully utilized his defense to capture the win in the sight of the judges in a unanimous decision.

Just as the fight was agreed upon in February, the expected Pay-Per-View sales could reach to over three million buys. the build up and social media impact on the fight, there are solid thoughts that the Pay-Per-View sales in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight could reach the numbers that they predicted for.

Before the fight, cable subscribers in the United States incurred glitches that the fight has to be delayed about 45 minutes as the broadcasters struggle to get back on the air.

Some of the viewers were complaining about their cable channel which appeared into a black screen in the undercard fights. Optimum, Time Warner, DirecTV, Charter, Comcast and AT&T customers all complained about the black screen that sometimes are stuck into pixilated screens to black.

“We are aware of the issue impacting the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao feed,” the Charter Communications account tweeted. “We are working to resolve as soon as possible.”

Because of the longing to see Pacquiao and Mayweather, the price of $99.95 on HD feed was not a concern at all to all who purchased. Surely, the problem shows that there might be thousands or even millions of fans wanting to order PPV at the last hour just before the fight.

The Mayweather-Pacquaio fight is expected to break the record of 2.48 million pay-per-view sales in 2007 in the Mayweather-De La Hoya fight. Despite the outages, people were still interested to see the fight of the century.

While the numbers of the Pay-Per-View buys will not be known for some time, probably a week, Mayweather and Pacquiao are the winners, who will share percentage of the sales. Mayweather is expected to wracked about $180 million while Pacquiao’s $120 million. Both boxers were not hurt in the fight and they just have their exhibition.

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