WWE and USA Network announce long term deal
World Wrestling Entertainment and USA Network today announced a four-year renewal agreement that will keep ratings juggernaut WWE Monday Night Raw on the network through the fall of 2014.
Raw, a cable mainstay for more than 16 years, continues to be one of the most watched regularly scheduled programs on ad-supported cable television, contributing to USA's status as the No. 1cable network.
"I couldn't be happier about continuing one of the most successful collaborations in television history," said Bonnie Hammer, President, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions. "Vince McMahon and his entire team are an invaluable part of the USA family."
"USA Network is a true partner and not just a network that distributes WWE's premier television show, WWE Monday Night Raw," stated WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. "I am thrilled to have a long term deal with USA Network."
In recent months, WWE Monday Night Raw has featured celebrity guest hosts from the worlds of TV, movies, sports and music including: Shaquille O'Neal, Jeremy Piven, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Barker, Snoop Dogg, Ben Roethlisberger, Rev. Al Sharpton and many more with favorable results for both WWE and the network.
USA Network is the No. 1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in more than 98.5 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.