Jon Gruden at WWE Raw. The ESPN Monday Night Football announcer chose this over watching the BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame. Hard to blame him when the Crimson Tide are destroying the Irish, 35-0 as of this posting. The Rock > College football blowout. Photo: RecordsANDRadio
WWE broadcaster, announcer and multiple show host Todd Grisham has left the company for a gig at ESPN, as confirmed by William Regal on his Twitter: "I would like to thank @todd_grisham for all his help get me through NXT.Best wishes for your new career at ESPN." For his part, Grisham went the philosophical route: "'Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.' — Jonathan Lockwood Huie." This marks the second member of the WWE team to jump ship to ESPN after Jonathan Coachman did the same in 2009.
Raw this past Monday, which was Labor Day, did a 3.0 rating. The first hour did a 2.9 for 4.3 million viewers and the second hour did a 3.0 for 4.1 million viewers. The fact that it was a holiday may have affected the numbers a bit here not to mention the Boise St - Virginia Tech college football game on ESPN. Pawn Stars and American Pickers debuted their new seasons as well. Pawn Stars is an amazing show that I"m a big fan of and there are definitely times for me that I'll click over when Raw isn't delivering. They're really going to have to step it up in the coming months because the NFL season is back and there will be a Monday night game every week until January. I expect that the numbers will end up hovering in the high 2's to low 3's. The 3.5 rating that came in for the 900th show could be the best they'll get for the rest of the year. Source