Arts, Briefly; Strong Ratings for Spike
For the week that ended April 10, the most watched program on advertiser-supported cable was WWE Monday Night Raw on Spike TV, which brought in an estimated 5.18 million viewers. Spike, which markets testosterone-heavy programming to men, also found success with the finale of The Ultimate Fighter, a bloody tournament of a martial-arts hybrid that drew an audience of 2.6 million. Those shows, along with its popular weeknight double feature of CSI repeats, helped put Spike in a tie for first among adults 18 to 49 in the weeks Nielsen estimates. The channel shared that No. 1 slot with TNT, which won the week in total viewers on the strength of its Law & Order reruns. Wrestling and crime were not the only ratings winners: the Discovery Channels Supervolcano (5.14 million) placed a close second behind the WWE, and Lifetimes Odd Girl Out (5.1 million) was third. Odd Girl Out, a made-for-television movie about bullying girls and starring Alexa Vega, above, was also the most-watched original movie on cable so far in 2005. KATE AURTHUR. Spike TV garners highest ratings of week for WWE Monday Night Raw; photo (S)
Arts, Briefly; Shield Ratings Slip
On the season finale of The Shield on Tuesday, a tearful and apologetic Shane (Walton Goggins) murdered Lem (Kenneth Johnson), his friend and fellow police detective, to prevent Lem from revealing the corrupt deeds their team had perpetrated. In Nielsens estimates, the FX series attracted 3.2 million viewers. During its fifth season, The Shield drew an average audience of 2.8 million, down from the year before, when Glenn Closes season as a police captain lifted the shows ratings to an average 3.2 million. Elsewhere on cable, for the week ending March 19, USA Network ranked No. 1 in prime time in total viewers and adults 18 to 49, as it often has since the channel brought wrestling to its schedule. Its Monk (5.4 million) and two hours of WWE Monday Night Raw (5.3 million and 5.2 million) were the three most-watched programs of the week on basic cable. KATE AURTHUR. Arts, Bri
WWE Fast Lane 2015: Full Card Predictions After Royal Rumble
Thats not exactly the kind of momentum the company had to be hoping for as it pushes Roman Reigns toward the WrestleMania main event. Still, the show must go on. Rivalries have to be wrapped up; stars have to be built up for what WWE has in mind for .
WWE Royal Rumble 2015: The full rundown and why you should care
The most intricately-booked match of the year and possibly the greatest gimmick match of all time -- the Royal Rumble itself -- will yield a winner, who will go on to challenge for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of the largest.
Three Presidential Candidates on WWE
On April 21, the main contenders in the presidential race addressed viewers of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Previewing WWE Royal Rumble 2015
Here we are, wrestling fans, at the Royal Rumble, the official beginning of the ���Road to Wrestlemania.��� The WWE wants to drive that point home so much, it even renamed the next pay-per-view event ���Fast Lane.��� This year is a little bit different, though.
Wrestling Empire Joins Tag Teams With Studios
The WWE has the kind of marketing clout that should be able to give its film projects the juice they need to be commercial.. World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is looking to leverage its considerable marketing clout to fund a future in film projects; its efforts in the past have been dominated by mediocre vehicles for fading wrestling talent, but the organization is now aiming for more commercial, successful and even respectable feature productions.
Bubba Ray Dudley Returns to WWE Programming During 2015 Royal Rumble
After nearly a decade away from the company, Bubba Ray Dudley returned to WWE during Sunday nights Royal Rumble. The nine-time WWE tag team champion was the No. 3 entrant in the Royal Rumble match: .
Was Randy Orton Backstage At WWEs Royal Rumble PPV.
For those wondering, Randy Orton was backstage at the.
WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Results: Live Reaction and Review
Its the first pay-per-view of the year and the official beginning of the Road to WrestleMania, so theres a lot of pressure on WWE for the show to be memorable and entertaining. The Rumble match itself is usually the most anticipated bout of the night.
WWE: Daniel Bryan Or Curtis Axel Vs. Brock Lesnar Demanded For.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, some fans were upset with the WWE Royal Rumble 2015 results, with Dwayne ���The Rock��� Johnson snatching Roman Reigns from the jaws of defeat (also known as the duo Kane and the Big Show). The highlight of the night .
WWE Scrambles After Double Murder-Suicide
Following a grisly murder scene created by a former champion, World Wrestling Entertainment is trying mightily to cut ties with a deed that echoes a sport that stages brawls between feuding, well-built men.. A grisly deed echoes a sport that stages brawls.
Video Service From WWE Starts Strong; Shares Dive
The companys stock dropped more than 14 percent on Monday, despite strong support from the WWEs core audience for the companys video streaming service.
WWE Royal Rumble 2015: Live Stream, WWE Network Start Time and Match Card
There are few WWE pay-per-views that still feel special, but the Royal Rumble is annually one of the most anticipated and lays the foundation for a successful road to WrestleMania 31. With several viable contenders in the 30-man Royal Rumble Battle.
Monday Night Raw -- BLIZZARD CANT STOP US. Show.
The massive blizzard in the Northeast will NOT stop Monday Night Raw -- despite the fact it was scheduled to go down in Connecticut. with WWE telling���
WWE Wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for Live Matches
Pro wrestlers with the WWE, including John Cena and former champion Randy Orton, are in Saudi Arabia for three days of matches in the capital, Riyadh.
WWE Set to Launch Own 24/7 Network in February
WWE is moving outside the ring to mesh the best of Hulk Hogan, The Rock and John Cena all in one place — its own network.
WWE Network Hits 700K Subscriber Mark in 5 Months
WWE is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe.
Editors Choice: Who will win the 2015 Royal Rumble Match.
Every January, 30 of WWEs toughest Superstars throw their hat in the ring for the biggest opportunity in sports-entertainment ��� a chance to main event WrestleMania. The Royal Rumble Match is a test of endurance, smarts��.
Former WWE Wrestler OHaire Found Dead in SC Home
Sean Christopher Haire, known to professional wrestling fans as Sean OHaire, has been found dead in his South Carolina home.
WWE Superstar Power Rankings for 1/26/2015: WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Edition
It was one heck of a week in WWE this past week, culminating in the WWE Royal Rumble 2015 pay-per-view, and the WWE Superstar Power Rankings have been shaken up. We saw Brock Lesnar retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the return .
Former WWE Champ Nabs Suspected Burglar in Arizona
A hapless burglar in Arizona learned a hard lesson when he broke into the Phoenix home of former World Wrestling Entertainment heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan, police said on Friday.
Breaking Update - WWE Holds Meeting - Major WWE Travel.
As Rachel Miller noted earlier today here on eWrestlingNews.com, the WWE roster will be facing some major weather/travel issues this week as a major snowstorm, which is being described as historic and destructive, is��.
WWE Network Is Loud Introduction to the Video Streaming Ring
World Wrestling Entertainment has positioned itself on the cutting edge of Internet television with its new subscription-only streaming video service.. World Wrestling Entertainment is positioning itself on cutting edge of Internet television with its new WWE Network subscription-only streaming video service; network broadcasts pro wrestling events once available only on cable and satellite television; companys shares have more than tripled over last year with introduction of subscription network and takeover rumors.
Former U.S. Wrestling Star The Ultimate Warrior Dies at 54: WWE
The Ultimate Warrior, one of U.S. professional wrestlings most celebrated names, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday.
Returning WWE Superstar Takes A Shot At CM Punk On.
As noted, WWE announced that Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan will be making their returns on tonights SmackDown broadcast. Ziggler cuts an in-ring promo and according to one fan whos already seen the show��.
WWE Royal Rumble 2015: Twitter Reacts After Roman Reigns Wins Battle Royal
A Royal Rumble victory should have been one of the major stepping stones of his WWE career. Instead, the angry crowd ensured the win will likely go down as one of this years biggest debacles. To make matters worse, The Rock, who came out to endorse .
Bully Bubba Ray Dudley Ray Returns To WWE At The.
It was announced at the beginning of the WWE Royal.
WWE Royal Rumble 2015: GSMs Pick, Preview and Potential for Each Match
On Sunday, WWE will present its 28th annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view event, live from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia at 8 p.m. ET. The Royal Rumble is always one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and rightfully so. It is the.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Announced for 2015 WWE Hall of Fame Class
Arnold Schwarzenegger will finally be inducted into the celebrity wing of WWEs Hall of Fame when the company holds its annual ceremony on March 28 in San Jose, California. TMZ first reported the news, which was quickly confirmed by WWE.
WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Results: Biggest Stars of the Night
The Royal Rumble event is the best time of the year for someone on the WWE roster to make a name for himself and establish that he will be a forced to be reckoned with in 2015. Naturally, the biggest opportunity is in the Royal Rumble match itself.
Hulkamania Running Wild Again in WWE Return
Hulkamania is running wild again in the WWE.
WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights
Every January, 30 of WWEs toughest hombres enter the ring, one by one, and attempt the seemingly impossible task of being the last man standing. The winner of the over-the-top rope battle royale not only enters the history books���hes also guaranteed.
Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Im Entering WWE Hall of Fame.
TMZ has learned Arnold will be the next inductee WWE announces for their HoFs celeb wing -- featuring the likes of Mike Tyson, Pete Rose and Donald Trump. Schwarzenegger is a long time wrestling fan whose appeared at��.
CM Punk Set for Real Fight Game With UFC Debut
CM Punks body looks like the comics he loves to read, illustrated from chest to feet with so many tattoos hes lost count.
The 25 roughest brawlers in wrestling history | WWE.com
In the tumultuous world of the squared circle, there are many types of competitors. Among them are some of the most technically proficient professional athletes, who can be found in the highest levels of any arena of��.
WWE Royal Rumble 2015 - The Most Boring/Anti-Climatic.
Hello and welcome to my honest review of The WWE Royal Rumble 2015 event, I will be discussing all of the negatives, since there practically wasnt any positives (Except The Triple Threat Match). Lets get the smaller things��.
Former WWE And TNA Tag Team Champions Rumored For.
Nothing more disgusting than reading a bunch wwe-tards gushing over a tag team that got zero respect for the last 8 years of their career. So since team 3D tenure in TNA is as long or longer than either their WWE or even��.
Who will win the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble? - SBNation.com
Reigns could still triumph in the Rumble -- WWE has bet on him for this long already, and there are still a few months for him to justify all of it. Then again, he might not! The fact we dont know is something of a breath of fresh��.
Diamond Dallas Page Returns to WWE Programming During 2015 Royal Rumble
Many fans were happy to see DDP back in WWE, especially given how little hes wrestled over the past few years. ESPN.coms Dan Szymborski, however, wondered if his appearance was more indicative of the companys inability to build younger stars: .
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CONFIRMED: WWE Postpones RAW and SmackDown TV.
. and lame matches scrapped. Instead, how about they break up the time with a call-in show, a roundtable with legends, and a peek at some of the footage in the WWE vault archives. anything but inane 30 minute promos!
Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee and Luke Harper injured at WWE TLC.
WWE.com has learned that Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee and Luke Harper were injured at WWE TLC 2014.
Blizzard 2015: WWE Monday Night Raw event in Hartford postponed
Tickets for tonights show in Hartford will be honored for a SmackDown event this Thursday, January 29 that will air live on Syfy, the WWE said in a press release. Fans with tickets to (Tuesdays) event in Boston will have the option of either.
No Olympics for Wrestling Star
The 1996 Olympic gold medalist and WWE professional wrestling star Kurt Angle pulled out of next week’s United States Olympic team trials in Iowa.. Kurt Angle, 1996 Olympic gold medalist and WWE professional wrestling star, pulls out of United States Olympic wrestling trials because of hamstring and knee injuries.
Arts, Briefly; USA Tops on Cable
Among advertiser-supported cable channels, USA Network was No. 1 in prime time for January in total viewers, as well as the crucial adult demographics advertisers seek. Its victory in Nielsens estimates was due in large part to the channels two most successful hits, which are aesthetic opposites: Tony Shalhoubs fussy detective on Monk, left, and Vince McMahons boorish wrestlers on WWE Monday Night Raw. For the whole day of programming in January, Nickelodeon was the top-ranked channel, as it nearly always is. Its most-watched shows of the month were the Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour 2 (5.48 million) and three broadcasts of Drake & Josh Go Hollywood, a movie based on the channels popular tween series. Last Friday, the first of the February sweeps, CBS placed first among total viewers, but NBC squeaked by CBS among adults 18 to 49. ABC, which was second among viewers and third in the 18-to-49 demographic, had the nights most-watched show, Dancing With the Stars (15.94 million). Tia Carrere, the tribe has spoken. KATE AURTHUR. USA Network is No 1 among advertiser-supported cable channels in total viewers for January; victory is due in big part to shows Monk and WWE Monday Night Raw; photo (S)
WWE News: Thousands Cancelling WWE Network Due To Royal Rumble.
WWE Royal Rumble just ended not too long ago, but dont tell that to the Philadelphia fans at the Wells Fargo Center. WWE fans at the arena were very angry with the Rumble match result. The Rumble match started off hot, and it only got hotter when.
27 WWE Royal Rumbles, ranked | PopWatch | EW.com
WrestleMania is the centerpiece of the WWE calendar���but given the choice, Id take the Royal Rumble every single time. The pro wrestling organizations January event has always been my favorite, specifically because of��.
Arts, Briefly; USA Network Pins The Cable Competition
Wrestlers and a neat freak brought the USA Network to No. 1 in prime time among cable channels for the week that ended on Jan. 15, after losing to TNT the week before. The two episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw (5.62 million and 5.52 million) and the season premiere of Monk (5.4 million), in which Tony Shalhoub, right, plays an obsessive-compulsive crime-solver, were the most-watched shows on cable that week. Also notable was the season premiere of The Shield on FX, which drew 3.42 million viewers in Nielsen estimates: the continuing story of Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis), the corrupt officer at the shows center, was No. 3 for the week with adults 18 to 49, behind the wrestling shows. Facing CBS repeats, ABC easily won Friday nights ratings competition. The results show of Dancing With the Stars -- Giselle Fernandez, we hardly knew ye -- brought in 15.3 million viewers. KATE AURTHUR. Arts, Briefly column; two episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw and season premiere of Monk bring USA Network to No 1 in prime time among cable channels for week; photo (M)
Arts, Briefly; Wrestling Is the Victor
For the week that ended on April 16, USA Network was the top-ranked cable channel in prime time. Why? Wrestling. WWE Monday Night Raw was the No. 1 cable show among total viewers, adults 18 to 49, 18 to 34, and the other key measurements. In the 18-to-49 demographic rankings in Nielsens estimates, South Park placed third for the week, behind the two WWE hours (rated separately) as 3.49 million viewers tuned in to the April 12 show. The episode, Cartoon Wars: Part 2, parodied Family Guy, The Simpsons and the Muhammad newspaper cartoon controversy (without an actual image of Muhammad, as Comedy Central would not show one). Also in the Top 20 for the week was the April 12 season premiere of MTVs My Super Sweet 16, which shows the birthday parties of the young, rich and absurd. It delivered an audience of 2.2 million viewers, and, according to MTV, more than one million streams on Overdrive, its Internet broadband channel. KATE AURTHUR. USA Network is No 1 in ratings for week ending April 16 with help from show WWE Monday Night Raw (S)
BREAKING NEWS: Justin Gabriel Quits WWE.
Is it possible that the WWE employs more ppl that never really wanted to be in the wrestling business and never really liked it until they saw that paycheck, over employing ppl who grew up, trained, and wanted to wrestle their��.
Broadcast Views: Jim Ross Knows How to Fix the WWE.
Jim Ross speaks at a stop on his one-man show, Ringside: An Evening With Jim Ross. Steve Wright Jr. Jim Ross voice isnt exactly full of hellfire and brimstone when you call him for a casual conversation. It can throw you at��.