Backstage News From Monday's Supershow & Much More


– El Paso lost its CW affiliate in the last minutes of completing the deal. There will be no SmackDown or Smallville for El Paso, TX. Below is the KVIA press release:

EL PASO, Tx. – The new CW network launched across the nation Monday, but not in the Sun City.

KVIA had been scheduled to carry "the CW" on a new digital channel, but negotiations with Time-Warner Cable were not successful.

Time-Warner may not legally import the CW signal from a distant station such as KTLA, and the CW network has advised KVIA not to air the digital over-the-air-signal.

Residents in Las Cruces, where KVIA has reached agreement with Comcast Cable to show the CW on cable channel 14.

For residents who wish to see the CW in El Paso, they can contact Time-Warner Cable.

KVIA's programming on channel 7 will not be affected.

– To follow up on Monday night s WWE RAW rating. The show scored hours of 3.6 and 3.9. The teo highest rated quarter hours for the show were the 4.1 that they did at 10 p.m. and the 4.3 that they did for the overrun. The other quarters did between a 3.5 and a 3.8.

– WWE AM Raw scored a 0.9 cable rating, with a 3.8 share.

– The word going round is that the SmackDown crew who were at the combined ECW/SmackDown last weekend were very impressed with the work of the ECW wrestlers and how over they were with the crowd. It was said that there was a lot of ECW fans on Sunday in Niagara Falls making it very anti-Smackdown and pro-ECW.