What Happened To Beth Phoenix?, Divas In Bikinis Turns Off Viewers, ECW Rating
sources: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, PWInsider.com
— In case you haven’t noticed, two-time WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix has not been seen in recent weeks. Her last appearance took place on the June 29th edition of Raw, which saw Mickie James defeat her, Kelly Kelly and Rosa Mendes to become the No. 1 contender for the Divas Championship. Phoenix has not appeared since, including house shows.
As far as her status is concerned, she is not hurt, nor is there heat on her. She’s not in the title picture at the moment and they are looking to focus on the bikini-looking women on Raw for the time being.
— As reported earlier, last week’s Seth Green-hosted episode of Raw drew a 3.55 cable rating, which rounds up to a 3.6. In the segment-by-segment numbers, the bikini match pitting Kelly Kelly, Mickie James and Gail Kim against Maryse, Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes lost 250,000 viewers coming off Seth Green’s segment. Carlito’s match with The Miz would lose 162,000 additional viewers. MVP’s loss to Jack Swagger saw a slight gain as the match gained 15,000 viewers. Chris Jericho’s interview and
“match” with Mark Henry gained 899,000 viewers and was the high point of the show sans the overrun. Chavo Guerrero’s bout with Hornswoggle lost 412,000 viewers, although that’s not unusual for that point of the show. Evan Bourne’s match with Big Show gained 191,000 viewers. The main event featuring Seth Green, John Cena and Triple H against Legacy gained over a million viewers, 1,223,000 to be exact. Overall, the overrun drew a 4.47, which is tremendous.
— Last night’s episode of ECW on Syfy drew a 1.2 cable rating, down from the previous week’s 1.3 number.
Speaking of last week’s rating, the show drew 1.8 million viewers overall against the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which drew 14.6 million viewers. ECW did a 0.72 in Males 18-49, with 68% males and the average viewer being 44.
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