Sci Fi released the following press release yesterday concerning the success of ECW:

Extreme Championship Wrestling On SCI FI Is #1 In Households On Tuesday, August 15th

August 18, 2006

New York- August 18, 2006- ECW has remained consistent throughout its summer run, averaging a 2.3 household rating, ranking as one of SCI FI’s highest rated weekly programs. It has consistently been one of the top-rated programs in primetime on Tuesday among male teens and one of the top-rated cable programs in households.In its 10 week run, ECW has been among the top 3 rated primetime programs on ad-supported cable television 5 times since its premiere on June 12, 2006.

The ECW premiere has brought more than 1.8 million new viewers to the SCI FI Channel. 43% of ECW’s premiere audience had not watched the SCI FI Channel during the prior 4 weeks.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where “what if” is what’s on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

Contact: Bill Brennan, SCI FI Channel, 212-664-4898 Gary Davis, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., 203-353-5066

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