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TEN THINGS: WWE announces "Top Facts" from 20 years of Raw

Jan 11, 2013 - 2:40:11 PM
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WWE issued the following press release to PWTorch with "10 Fun Facts About Monday Night Raw" to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Raw today. The episode recognizing 20 years is Monday night from Houston.

Monday Night Raw made its cable television premiere on January 11, 1993 and is the longest running weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history by number of original episodes. Other scripted television shows that have celebrated significant milestones include: The Simpsons (24 seasons), Gunsmoke (20 seasons), Law & Order (20 seasons), Lassie (19 seasons), ER (15 seasons) and Bonanza (14 seasons).

- When Raw debuted on January 11, 1993:

A gallon of gas was $1.11, a dozen eggs was 0.87 cents, movie tickets were $4.14, and stamps were 29 cents. ... The #1 movie in the U.S. was A Few Good Men. ... The #1 song in the USA was "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.

- Monday Night Raw has aired 1,024 episodes and 2,089 broadcast hours.

- Raw has been viewed 4 billion times by people in the U.S. over the past 20 years.

- As the largest traveling cable television show, filming episodes 52 weeks a year, WWE has logged more than 700,000 miles in North America traveling to broadcast Monday Night Raw .

- In 2012, if a fan in a Toyota Corolla wanted to take a road trip to see every broadcast of Monday Night Raw in North America, he/she would cover approximately 46,763 miles and it would cost approximately $4,796.55 in fuel.

- Since 1993, WWE has served Superstars, Divas, and crew at Raw approximately 169 tons of meat, 51 tons of potatoes, 8,000 cases of vegetables, and 500,000 cookies.

- New York City (27) has hosted the most episodes of Monday Night Raw followed by Cleveland (18), Atlanta (17), Boston (17), and Chicago (17).

- 12 production trucks, 8 crew buses, 5 talent buses, 2 television trucks, 1 satellite truck, and 1 generator truck are used each week to broadcast Monday Night Raw.

- To put on a show each week, the production utilizes 33,000 feet of cable, 79,872 individual bulbs in the HD set, 2,800 pieces of pyro, 12 cameras, and 48 speakers.

- In the show's 20-year history, 17 World Championship triumphs have taken place on Monday Night Raw with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin winning three titles and The Rock and Triple H winning twice.


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