Source(s): TVByTheNumbers.com & NESN.com
-- NESN.com has an article up where they mention that former Temple college football player Morkeith Brown has decided to turn down an NFL contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to sign a developmental deal with WWE. Brown recently played for the Philadelphia Soul arena football team and also spent time at the Buccaneers training camp last year.
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-- Here is a recap of the WWE and TNA television ratings from August 12 to August 16, 2013:
WWE Total Divas: The 8/11 show drew 1.67 million viewers. This was up 9% in viewers from the prior week and the third week in a row the show saw a growth in viewers.
WWE RAW: The 8/12 show drew a 2.95 (3.0) cable rating with 4.13 million viewers. In demographics the show drew a 2.4 among males 18-49 and 1.0 among women 18-49.
TNA iMPACT! Wrestling: The 8/15 show, which carried the "Hardcore Justice" theme, drew a 0.98 (1.0) cable rating with 1.32 million viewers. In demographics the show drew a 0.73 among males 18-34 and 0.89 among males 35-49. The shows have been an increase in viewers for the special themed events carrying the name of prior pay-per-view events.
WWE SmackDown: The 8/16 show drew a 1.83 (1.8) cable rating with 2.40 million viewers. It was No. 9 for the night on cable. It drew a 0.7 among the 18-49 demographic.