A PRESS RELEASE FROM USA: SPECIAL THREE HOUR MONDAY NIGHT RAW: FAMILY REUNION MARKS SEASON PREMIERE OF HIT SERIES
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2006 - USA Network and World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that some of the greatest figures in sports entertainment will participate in the season premiere of the hit series Monday Night RAW®. A three-hour live special, “RAW Family Reunion,” will air exclusively on USA Network, October 9, 2006, at 8 p.m./7C.
“RAW Family Reunion” will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Monday Night RAW’s triumphant homecoming to USA Network, launching the second season of the series. The special will feature Superstars from all three of WWE’s hit shows--Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown® and ECW®-- including the three champions for the first time in television history. WWE Champion John Cena®, World Heavyweight Champion King Booker™, and ECW World Champion Big Show® will be on hand, as will Edge®, Triple H®, Shawn Michaels™, Undertaker®, RVD™, Lashley™, Batista®, Jeff Hardy™ and several special guests. At family reunions, families don’t always get along.
"Monday Night RAW's return to USA has made for a fantastic year," said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA Network and SCI FI Channel. " WWE's literally larger-than-life characters and non-stop action have played an indispensable role in making USA the #1 cable network."
Since its return to USA Network last October, Monday Night RAW® has averaged a household rating of 4.03 and delivered an average of 5.1 million total viewers including 2.6 million P18-49.
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Brad Bernstein, USA Network, 212-664-4401
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