USA renews WWE for four more years


“WWE Monday Night Raw” is staying on NBC Universal’s USA Network for four more years. The parties announced a renewal deal that will extend the run through fall 2014.

The wrestling show is a ratings juggernaut for USA. It consistently ranks as one of the most watched regularly scheduled programs on ad-supported cable television, contributing to USA’s status as the number one cable network. Except during the NFL season, when ESPN has “Monday Night Football,” Monday Night Raw is usually the #1 program on cable.

“I couldn’t be happier about continuing one of the most successful collaborations in television history. Vince McMahon and his entire team are an invaluable part of the USA family,” said Bonnie Hammer, President, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions.

“USA Network is a true partner and not just a network that distributes WWE’s premiere television show, WWE Monday Night Raw. I am thrilled to have a long term deal with USA Network,” said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.

WWE Monday Night Raw is currently averaging: 5.5 million total viewers, 2.7 million in P25-54, 2.7 million in P18-49, 1.3 million in P18-34, 620,000 in P12-17 and 3.7 million households year-to-date on USA Network.