USA Network Hypes Up WWE Ratings + Various News


Partial Source: PWInsider.com

-- Anyone who wants the WWE Superstar Slingshot app (which is basically Angry Birds with WWE guys in it) for iPhone and iPad, http://www.apple.com/itunes/ It costs $1.99.

-- The WWE's digital release of the magazine for $0.99 was a one time testing thing, and there will not be a print copy of that edition.

-- The Examiner has a story on a May 18th benefit for Paul Orndorff that will go down at the Southern Comfort Bar in Conley, GA. You can check that out at http://www.examiner.com/pro-wrestling-in-charlotte/benefit-for-paul-orndorff

-- TNT was scored the #1 in the primetime cable ratings this past week thanks to the NBA playoffs, registering a 2.6 prime time average. USA was #2 with a 2.1. Syfy ranked #17 with a 0.8 while Spike was #24 with a 0.6. The two hours of Raw were #10 and #15 in the hourly ratings, with five NBA games in the top six.

-- The USA Network sent out the following…

USA LEAPS INTO SPRING WITH APRIL WIN

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - April 26, 2011 - USA reigned through April, delivering more P25-54 (1.19 million, +6% over #2 History), total viewers (2.92 million, +13% over #2 Disney Channel), and households (2.21 million, +17% over #2 Disney Channel) and the top household coverage rating (2.20, +0.31 over #2 Disney Channel) in cable prime. No other cable network was able to deliver over 2 million households in primetime this month

· Every April telecast of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW placed in the month's top 40 in both demos as the franchise delivered its best April in years among P25-54 (2.82 million, up +15% year-to-year), P18-49 (2.87 million, up +15% year-to-year), and total viewers (5.75 million, up +15% year-to-year) as well as seeing sizeable gains among P18-34 (1.38 million, up +19% year-to-year) and households (3.81 million, up +11% year-to-year). USA was second only to CBS in delivering M18-34 and M18-49 in WWE RAW's Monday 9pm-11pm time period, beating FOX in P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, total viewers, and households in this time period.

· WWE TOUGH ENOUGH is the #2 new reality series of the year to date among P25-54 (1.42 million), total viewers (2.94 million), and households (2.06 million) and the 3rd most popular reality competition series in April among these demos as well as among P18-49 (1.50 million).

· USA was the home to cable's hottest acquired series in April as NCIS and LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT delivered more P25-54 (NCIS 1.10 million / SVU 991,000 million), total viewers (3.21 million / 2.45 million), and households (2.48 million / 1.94 million) than any acquired series on cable and more P18-49 (SVU 1.01 million / NCIS 917,000) and P18-34 (SVU 498,000 / NCIS 304,000) than any other acquired drama. USA was the only network to deliver over 1 million in P25-54, 2.5 million total viewers, or 2 million households to an acquired series and the only one to average over 1 million P18-49

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

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