Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- The January 10th WWE NXT tapings from Full Sail University drew a packed house of 400 fans with Shawn Michaels advertised in advance.

- Including live viewership and DVR viewership, WWE RAW averaged a 3.3 rating with 4.75 million viewers in 2012. SmackDown averaged a 2.1 rating with 3.04 million viewers. Main Event averaged a 0.8 rating with 1.38 million viewers while Saturday Morning Slam averaged a 0.7 rating with 1.14 million viewers in 2012.

- On a related note, the December 17th Slammys episode of RAW had 416,000 homes or 12.7% watching on DVR or tape delay - the largest in a long time. For the Christmas Eve RAW, they had 254,000 homes or 8.9% watching on delay.

- While WWE discussed a possible Evolution reunion for the 20th Anniversary of RAW on Monday, they never contacted Batista to appear. They also never contacted Chris Jericho. A lot of names were contacted to appear but were told later that the decision was made not to bring anyone back.

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