— WWE issued the following press release this afternoon:
® RAW® MOST WATCHED ON CABLE
March 5, 2009
STAMFORD, CT, March 5, 2009 –WWE Monday Night RAW on the USA Network was Monday night’s most watched program on cable with 5.5 million total viewers.
Monday Night RAW beat well-known shows including The O’Reilly Factor (Fox News Channel), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family), Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC), The Closer (TNT) and Hannity (Fox News Channel) by more than one million viewers.
Monday Night RAW ratings highlights include:
* RAW was Monday’s most watched television program among males 12-24 beating out Heroes (NBC), Two and a Half Men (CBS) and 24 (Fox).
* More males (M2+) watched RAW on Monday night than both NCAA games on ESPN combined.
* More Men 18-49 watched RAW on Monday night than The Bachelor Finale (ABC), Chuck (NBC) or Medium (NBC).
Source: Nielsen Media Research, 3/2/09 live + same day impressions.
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