-- This week's episode of Monday Night RAW drew a 3.09 (3.1) cable rating
, averaging 4.47 million viewers over the course of two hours. This is up from last week's 2.9 rating and in line with what the program had averaged the previous ten weeks. The first hour garnered a 3.06 (3.1) rating and the second hour did a 3.12 (3.1). Hour one averaged 4.42 million viewers while hour two averaged 4.53 million viewers. Viewership was up nearly five percent compared to the previous week. The fact that Monday Night Football on ESPN did a 7.2 cable rating
last night and the baseball playoffs did a 6.5
, both lower than the week before, likely played a big part in the rise this week.
-- The 10/16 edition of AM RAW did a 0.53 (0.5) cable rating, with 623,000 viewers.
-- HollywoodLife.com's report earlier this month of Justin Bieber possibly singing "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania XXVII is true, according to a company source. WWE officials are hopeful the land the singer for the event and are currently negotiating with his representatives.