Source: Pro Wrestling Insider
— The Hartford Courant reported earlier this evening that by a vote of 96-45, Linda McMahon has been approved by the Nutmeg State’s House of Representatives to serve on the Connecticut Board of Education. Everyone here at this site would like to congratulate her!
— The PPV known to us as One Night Stand has gotten yet another new name due to WWE’s recent change to PG-rated programming. Previously, we mentioned that it was going to be renamed to “Extreme Rules,” but apparently WWE has changed their minds again and they are going to name it “Night of Extreme” now.
— The USA Network has issued a press release touting RAW’s recent climb in the ratings:
WWE Monday Night RAW Ratings Soar Over the Top Rope
Last Two Weeks on USA Nets Highest Ratings in Almost Seven Years
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 — The last two weeks on WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW have broken ground to ratings highs not seen in almost seven years for the year-round ratings titan. The 2/16 and 2/23 episodes have delivered an average of 6.015 million total viewers, 3.028 million in P18-49, 2.9 million in P25-54, 4.055 million households and a household coverage rating of 4.1.
“Charismatic characters, high production value, intricate storylines, action-adventure, soap opera, rock concert, comedy, athleticism, and drama are all a recipe for success. When combined with the partnership of USA Network, Monday Night RAW is the undisputed champion of cable television” said Kevin Dunn, Executive Vice President, Television Production.
The two week delivery of 6 million total viewers for RAW was the first time that has happened in almost seven years — since April 2002
RAW delivered over 3 million in P18-49 two weeks in a row, the first time that has happened in 6 /12 years — since August 2002.
This past week the 10pm hour USA was the #1 TV network among M18-34 (1.153 million) almost doubling the nearest competitor ABC. The 10pm RAW segment also drew in more M18-34 viewers for the night than Fox’s 24 (9pm). USA was also #1 in the 10pm hour, above all TV channels, among M25-54 (2.262 million) and M18-49 (2.219 million) and beat CSI Miami among P18-49 (3.258 million). In the 9pm hour USA topped both ABC’s The Bachelor and CBS among M18-34 (880,000) and beat The Bachelor among both M18-49 (1.1814 million) and M25-54 (1.951).
*Note: all weekly daypart and program data is Live+SD.
USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
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