WWE Tribute to the Troops Rating, Thorn Update, More

– It was reported a few days ago that Kevin Thorn’s profile had been added back to the ECW roster page on WWE.com, seemingly implying that he was returning to the brand soon. However, the profile has since been removed.

– WWE Diva Maria and Raw Superstar Batista appeared on Hannity and Colmes on Fox News Friday night plugging last night’s Tribute to Troops special on NBC. It was a fluff piece with no hard questions asked. Maria didn’t act at all like her “bimbo” role in WWE. Batista said WWE is like a family.

– Last night’s Tribute to the Troops broadcast on NBC averaged 3.4 million viewers for the one-hour broadcast, reports www.PIFeedback.com. Unfortunately, the show finished last in its timeslot (out of the four major networks), getting beat out by America’s Most Wanted on Fox, the movie Elf on CBS, and the Cat in the Hat movie on ABC. WWE was also beat out by a Charlie Brown Christmas, which ran on ABC from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. On the plus side, viewership increased as WWE’s troops show progressed. The show drew 3.32 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-45 from 9:00 to 9:30 p.m. From 9:30 to 10:00, the viewership was 3.45 million and the adult demo rating increased to a 1.1. The most watched show of the night was America’s Most Wanted with 5.62 million viewers at its peak.