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ION Television’s New Original Series WWE Main Event Debuts With Incredible Ratings

Thu, October 4, 2012 10:49pm EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment

Obama vs. Romney was not the only match viewers tuned into on October 3. But one thing is for sure, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are no match for the WWE Superstars and their new show WWE Main Event!

WWE Main Event, garnered the highest male audience in the last year with the most Men 18-49 (422,000), Men 25-54 (444,000), and Men 2+ (876,000). At 8:00pm ET/PT, the premiere of the new weekly series, which featured WWE Champion CM Punk against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, was the #4 program in the time period among Men 18-34, #4 among Men 18-49, and #5 among Men 25-54. Pretty impressive!

“The viewers have spoken,” noted Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. “Fans of the WWE are passionate and seem to have a knack for finding their favorite Superstars wherever they live. Needless to say, we are particularly pleased that WWE has found a new home on ION Television, and we congratulate our new partner in the success of the premiere.”

“Our partnership with ION Television is off to a strong start,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO. “We expect our fans will make WWE Main Event the number one show on the network as they have done for WWE programs with all of our other TV partners.”

WWE Main Event, airing Wednesdays at 8:00pm ET/PT, features the WWE Superstars and Divas of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown, including John Cena, WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, Eve and Alicia Fox. It’s a must-see for longtime devotees and those looking for character-driven, high-octane entertainment. The original series will showcase live events filmed across the country, as well as a stop in Europe.

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So HollywoodLifers, Have you seen WWE Main Event yet? If not make sure to tune in next time!

Russ Weakland