More On The RAW Rating, Eve Torres Featured, More
-- As noted earlier here on the website, he July 11, 2011 episode of Monday Night RAW did a 2.9 cable rating, up from 2.40 on July 4 but down from 3.13 on June 27. The program drew hours of 2.86 and 2.96. The program averaged 4.387 million viewers over the course of two hours, down from 4.40 the week before. Raw was also 12 percent below the 2011 average of 5.0 million viewers. Raw faced strong competition as the Home Run Derby on ESPN averaged a 4.64 cable rating from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Two TNT dramas, The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles returned and did a 5.27 and 4.66 respectively. In addition, the SyFy series Warehouse 13 did a 1.74 and the debut of Alphas did a 1.84.
-- Eve is featured on the cover of the July 2011 issue of Muscle & Performance (available at Vitamin Shoppe) and discusses her training regimen, working out on the road, and more. The WWE Diva is giving away ten personalized, signed copies of the issue. More details are available at evetorres.com
-- Early Monday Night RAW announcer Rob Bartlett is now performing in the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
-- Branko Busick, the West Virginia linebacker and son of former WWF star Nick "Big Bully" Busick, was released from the team after being arrested Monday for alleged armed robbery. ESPN.com posted an article on it at this link.