WWE Ratings News, TNA Does Big UK Numbers, Scott Hall

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— USA Network was #1 in the cable ratings last week with a 2.4 average. SyFy was #10 with a 1.0 average and Spike was #24 with a 0.6 average. The second hour of RAW came in at #7 in the cable ratings behind The Home Run Derby, The Closer, Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Home Run Derby pre-game show, and Spongebob. The first hour of RAW was at #16, behind eight more episodes of Spongebob.

— U.K. ratings for the week ending 7/12: RAW did 39,000 viewers live and 40,000 for the replay, SmackDown did 33,000 Friday and 38,000 Saturday, and iMPACT did 50,000 in it’s first airing at 8,000 for the replay.

— WWE will tape it’s “Decade of Smackdown” special on September 29th, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The special, which will feature wrestlers from all three brands, airs on October 2nd, 2009.

— A poll in Vancouver, Canada run by CBS regarding whether they want MMA legalized in the city ended up with 68% saying yes and 32% saying no.

— In 12 days is Justin Credible’s Pro Wrestling Icons fanfest event in Cromwell, CT featuring Scott Hall, Terry Funk, Marty Jannetty, Harley Race, Bob Backlund and many more. You can find more information on the official website at http://www.prowrestlingicons.net.

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