Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No Same Day Coverage Of WWE HOF On USA Network‏

The USA Network will not be airing same day coverage of the 2012 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 31st. No word yet on when/if it will air. Last year, the Hall Of Fame coverage aired 2 days after the ceremony took place. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com or http://prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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Update On WWE's Network

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE is planning to launch the Network around November of this year. Of course that could change and most likely will. The next set of commercials for the Network is scheduled to air around WrestleMania 28.
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WWE Looking At 3D Broadcasting

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE officials are looking at doing a 3D theater presentation of the SummerSlam pay-per-view after UFC recently announced similar plans.
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 12/23/12

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, the January 23rd WWE RAW Supershow did a 3.17 cable rating with 4.61 million viewers. This was the first RAW in a while with no nationally televised sports and the Male skew showed it at 68.1%. Ratings with Male Teens, Males 18-49 and Female Teens were also up.

The opening angle with John Cena, CM Punk and John Laurinaitis did a strong 3.49 quarter rating but Punk and Cena vs. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler lost 528,000 viewers - a bad loss for a segment with top stars like Cena and Punk. The Chris Jericho Highlight Reel segment also lost viewers - 287,000.

Kane vs. Zack Ryder in the Falls Count Anywhere Match gained 601,000 viewers. Jinder Mahal vs. Sheamus lost 490,000 viewers while Heath Slater vs. Brodus Clay gained 35,000 viewers and The Miz vs. R-Truth lost 19,000 viewers. The ending segment with John Laurinaitis and CM Punk gained 761,000 viewers for a 3.54 overrun rating. This is normal growth for the overrun but better than usual for a segment with CM Punk
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