RAW Audience Decreases
This week’s episode of WWE RAW on the USA Network drew an average audience of 4,369,000 viewers, down from last week’s 4,577,000 number.
The show ranked 4th in Nielsen’s new Twitter TV ratings, with 1.693 million active Tweeters during the 3 hours.
Jim Ross Praises Daniel Bryan Storyline
Jim Ross praised the Daniel Bryan Occupy angle on RAW in his latest JRSBARBQ.com blog:
Daniel Bryan had another terrific night and WWE is booking DB expertly even though some critics will micro analyze the storyline and find fault with it because that’s simply what they do.
As I have said for many weeks, I fully expect Daniel Bryan to have a significant “WrestleMania Moment” in NOLA on April 6.
JR also discussed the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, announced for Mania by Hulk Hogan:
Not totally surprised that WWE is going to have a 30 man battle royal in the name of Andre the Giant as WWE usually adds a multi person match to attempt to get as many talents on WrestleMania as possible. I still remain firm that appearing on WM30 is an earned opportunity and not anyone’s right of passage. With that said, I’m not unhappy that several talents will now get in the game. Good for them and hopefully it doesn’t cause the four hour marathon to be shorted on the time needed for specific main event level bouts.
WWE and DK Celebrate 50 Years of WWE History
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