-- As noted earlier here on the website, Monday night's episode of RAW did a 3.1 cable rating, with 4,382,000 viewers. The number is down from last week's 3.27 (3.3) cable rating and 4.61 million viewers. It should be noted that NCIS did a 2.74 (2.7) cable rating, with 3,621,000 viewers. That is the time slot that next week's Rock/Cena special will air. The special is an idea WWE took from UFC with their "countdown" shows.
-- WWE sent out the following press release today:
"Once in a Lifetime -- Rock vs. Cena" to Air on 11 NBCU Networks
STAMFORD, Conn., Mar 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WWE® WWE and NBCUniversal are joining forces to televise "Once in a Lifetime -- Rock vs. Cena," an epic one-hour special that follows WWE Superstars The Rock® and John Cena® on their respective roads to WrestleMania® XXVIII. This first ever behind-the-scenes special premieres Monday, March 26 on USA Network at 8/7c and will also air on NBCUniversal networks including Syfy, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, G4, Style, NBC Sports Network, mun2, CLOO and Universal HD leading up to WrestleMania on Sunday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
This lifestyle special is a candid and compelling look at two of the biggest icons in sports entertainment history as they prepare for their Once in a Lifetime main event match. From touring and training on the road to Hollywood movie sets to the 54th Annual Daytona 500, this in-depth look with exclusive footage gives viewers unprecedented access and a glimpse into the personal lives of these men.
WWE, a publicly traded company WWE, is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Miami, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.
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-- Here is some more footage from the Zack Ryder rally before RAW yesterday: