— As a reminder, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is scheduled to appear at the first NXT taping of the year this Thursday on 1/10 in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University.
— The 12/31 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW didn’t make the cut for the cable top 25 for the week ending 1/6/13 according to TVbythenumbers.com. This is the second week in a row that RAW didn’t appear in the cable top 25. Last week’s show drew a 2.3 cable rating with an average audience of 3.55 million viewers.
— Monday night’s episode of WWE RAW may have a shot at a good rating. The NCAA BCS National Title game last night saw a significant drop off in the 10:00 EST hour, once the game became a blow-out. The show had a 14.0 rating at 8:15 PM ET for the pre-game, rose to a 21.0 at 9:00 PM ET and then dropped to a 15.0 at 10:00, the start of Raw’s third hour.
At 11:00, when The Rock/CM Punk confrontation was about to start, the BCS rating fell to a 13.0. RAW could use some good news for their third hour, which has seen a twenty-show streak of dropping from the second hour.
The final RAW rating should be out shortly.