RAW renewed for USA


Most weeks “WWE Monday Night RAW” is the highest-rated show on USA Network and it is one of the few cable offerings to regularly rank among the top 100 for all broadcast and cable/satellite programs in the Nielsen ratings. So, it is hardly surprising that USA wanted to renew its contract with WWE. NBC Universal, which owns USA, announced an extension of the current contract by two years, keeping RAW on USA through 2010.

In addition to the cable renewal, NBC Universal said WWE will continue to provide NBC with special programming twice a year for the late night Saturday time slot. In addition, WWE will continue to provide its weekend program "A.M. RAW" for USA and provide a Spanish-language version of Monday Night RAW for Telemundo and mun2.

"Monday Night RAW" celebrated its upcoming 15th anniversary with a special three-hour episode yesterday. The prime time cable series flourished for seven years on USA, establishing cable ratings records, before moving to Spike TV in September 2000. It returned to USA in October 2005.