The following press release was issued today by WWE:
WWE(R)’s Monday Night RAW(R) Reaches 700th Episode Milestone
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct 20, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — WWE Monday Night RAW, a perennial cable ratings powerhouse, celebrates another milestone on Monday night, October 23, when it presents its 700th episode at 9/8 CT on USA Network.
The first episode of Monday Night RAW aired on January 11, 1993, from the Manhattan Center in New York City and since has been broadcast from arenas around the world, including Madison Square Garden, Staples Center in Los Angeles, as well as London, England and Tokyo, Japan.
On August 1, 2005, Monday Night Raw surpassed previous record holder, Gunsmoke, as producer of the most original episodes of any weekly fictional entertainment program ever on American television.
Monday Night RAW is currently seen on USA Network. Since its return to USA last October, Monday Night RAW has averaged a household rating of 4.03 and delivered an average of 5.1 total viewers including 2.6 million P18-49. RAW is consistently the most watched year-round program on ad-supported cable television.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn. WWE has offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London, and a sales office located in New York City. Information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.
Seen in 90 million homes, USA Network is cable television’s leading network of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, network shows and blockbuster theatrical films. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
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Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, entertainment, professional sports, and licensed merchandise; acceptance of the Company’s brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to litigation; risks associated with producing live events both domestically and internationally; uncertainties associated with international markets; risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television distribution agreements; and other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated. In
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SOURCE World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
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