Hogan’s Autograph Fee, Austin-Lesnar, Finkle, TV Rankings

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— WWE reportedly doesn’t consider Howard Finkle as a regular TV announcer because of his age.

— WWE’s weekend shows in Paris did huge business and both were sold out well in advance.

— Site reader Sonny sent word that Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar were all at the Mr. Olympia expo over the weekend. He noted that Brock Lesnar had the longest line for autographs of anyone. Austin and Lesnar took all kinds of photos and signings for free while Hogan was charging $50 a pop.

— There is a new index that measures the “stickiness” of television show viewers, which his basically a way to tell which shows have the most loyal viewers who stay tuned in the longest. For the week ending on 9/20, The Ultimate Fight Night Live was the 10th highest ranked, Ultimate Fighter was #15, Smackdown was #21 and RAW was #25 among all shows.

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