– The Hartford Courant reported this evening that WWE’s Linda McMahon was approved by the Nutmeg State’s House of Representatives to serve on the Connecticut Board of Education. McMahon won the vote 96-45.
– Devin Cutting sent the following: The June 7th WWE pay-per-view will now be titled “Night of Extreme.” The June pay-per-view, originally titled One Night Stand was re-named “Extreme Rules” a few weeks back.
– Here is part of a press release the USA Network sent out earlier:
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).