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WWE’s Raw 1000 breaks TV, social media records

Alberto Del Rio flips over the top of

Photo credit: AP Photo J.B. Forbes | Alberto Del Rio flips over the top of Rey Mysterio as they leave the ring during WWE Monday Night Raw on Monday, July 23, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE OUT ALTON OUT

STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE on Tuesday announced that Monday Night Raw’s historic 1,000th episode broke records for television viewership and online engagement, making it the most watched three-hour Raw in history by reaching more than six million viewers, amassing a 3.9 rating and accumulating 52 worldwide Twitter trends.

Monday Night Raw’s historic episode was the most watched program on cable television and beat every program on CBS, NBC, ABC and CW. The episode began a new era of Monday Night Raw when the longest-running weekly television show in U.S. history permanently moved to a three-hour format with a new start time of 8/7C on USA Network.

Ratings highlights from Monday Night Raw include:

— Most watched three-hour Raw ever with over six million viewers.

— Two-hour regularly scheduled portion (9-11 p.m.) of last night’s episode was the most watched Raw since the show returned to USA Network in 2005 and the best in 10 years with over 6.3 million total viewers.

— Monday night’s most watched program on cable.

— Most watched program on all television (broadcast and cable) among all male viewers.

— Most watched program on cable for adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

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