— As noted earlier, Ashley Massaro made her return to WWE at last night’s Raw brand house show in White Plains, NY. Ashley spoke to the crowd and told them she missed them while being away and that she was glad to be back. Anyway, it appears Ashley will be managing a new wrestler upon her return. Prospective WWE wrestler and current OVW wrestler Atlas DaBone defeated Charlie Haas after Ashley spoke to the crowd. After the match, the two left ringside together.
— Media mogul Rupert Murdoch launched the Fox Business Network on October 15, 2007. Fox Business Network features a show with WWE star John Bradshaw Layfield as a host as he regularly appears with Neil Cavuto on his show, Cavuto, which airs daily at 6 p.m. Thus far, the upstart business channel has performed poorly to say the least. The network launched in a little over 30 million homes, but has drawn an estimated 6,000 average weekday viewers in its first few months on U.S. cable television, far behind rival CNBC, according to early ratings estimates obtained by Reuters. Seeing how the network is in approximately 30 million homes, that gives the network an average daytime rating of 0.0002. Although, the ratings spiked during prime time as the channel averaged 15,000 viewers in the nine weeks through the week of December 16. To compare, CNBC draws 234,000 viewers during prime time.
— Last night’s edition of SmackDown drew a 2.8 fast national rating.
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