WWE issued the following press release today:
RAWÂ® Ratings, Web Soar – STAMFORD, Conn., June 24, 2008 â<80>” WWEÂ® Chairman Vince McMahonâ<80><99>s weekly million dollar giveaway swelled the wallets of some lucky â<80><9c>Monday Night RAWâ<80> viewers, and the ratings for cableâ<80><99>s No. 1 regularly scheduled weekly telecast.
In the three weeks since McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania started, total viewership for Monday Night RAW increased 25% in its regular timeslot (9:00p.m.-11:08p.m. ET). For the past two weeks, Monday Night RAW, in its regular time slot, has been the No. 1 program on television among the coveted 18 â<80>” 49 male demo, beating all programming on both cable and broadcast networks.
The impact on WWE.com has been equally impressive. More than two million unique visitors came to WWE.com logging more than six million entries during the first three weeks of the promotion. Since June 2, web traffic to WWE.com has dramatically increased, 28% among unique visitors and 25% for page views, which now stand at more than 15 million per day.
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We’re going to have MAJOR updates on why Cena wasn’t drafted, the Vince ‘death’ angle, and loads more draft news tonight on WrestleZone Radio. The show begins at 9EST so look for a listen live link here on the site around that time. The Voice of Wrestling will also run a draft special at 8EST leading you into the LIVE WZR.