Out of the nine main WWE business segments, eight of them registered an increase compared to the prior year quarter while only one saw a drop.
Network revenues, which include revenue generated by WWE Network and pay-per-view, increased 6% to $54.9 million. WWE Network subscription revenue increased 7% to $49.1 million from $45.9 million in the prior year quarter; Television revenues increased 18% to $66.2 million from $56.1 million in the prior year quarter; Live Event revenues increased to $52.8 million as compared to $51.9 million in the prior year quarter; Home Entertainment increased by $100,000 to $3.1 million; Digital Media increased to $8.1 million from $6.5 million; Licensing revenue increased 4% to $9.4 million; WWE Shop revenues increased 12% to $8.4 million; WWE Studios increased slightly from $3.2 million to $3.5 million.
The only segment that made less money was venue merchandise which decreased to $6.8 million from $8.7 million in the prior year quarter. WWE attributed this to a lower attendance for WrestleMania compared to last year.