— Monday’s WWE RAW drew a 2.9 cable rating (4 million viewers), down from last week’s 3.1 cable rating (4.44 million viewers viewers).
Once again, the show lost viewership in the second hour. The hourly ratings were 2.96 in hour one and 2.77 in hour two, a loss of around 176,000 viewers.
The BCS Championship game on ESPN did a 16.22 cable rating (24.21 million viewers) – down 15% from last year’s BCS game. The game was a blowout, so it’s unlikely RAW’s second hour was affected by the competition.
— WWE taped the following matches Tuesday night from Loredo, TX for this week’s Superstars:
* Evan Bourne vs. Michael McGillicutty
* Brie Bella vs. Kelly Kelly
* Wade Barrett vs. Yoshi Tatsu
* News On BATISTA & HBK Returning to WWE, New Talent Getting Called Up & More