Jeff Hardy-1/2/12 Update, WWE Experiments With TV Rating Trends

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— Regarding the Jeff Hardy story that was reported by Super Luchas recently that he was going to be revealed as the person behind the cryptic 1/2/12 vignettes that have been aired and linked to on television, the false story was put out was due to Innocents’ Day in Latin America, which is similar to the United States’ April Fools’ Day.

— In an update to WWE reportedly being worried about ratings trends when it comes to WWE Champion CM Punk, WWE experimented with slotting John Cena in both the 10PM and 11PM overrun timeslots on RAW this week to see if ratings improved with Punk not involved — and the experiment worked with the RAW ratings increasing in the second hour.

Monday’s ratings ended an eighth consecutive week streak where the numbers dwindled in the second hour, which is never a good trend. The first hour averaged 4.33 million with the second hour increasing 6% to 4.59 million.