The following press release was issued by USA Network:
JEREMY PIVEN TO HOST WWE’s MONDAY NIGHT RAW ON USA NETWORK, THIS MONDAY
Piven Will Take Control Of The Ring And WWE Superstars
WWE’s Monday Night Raw on USA Network continues its weekly celebrity guest host series with Emmy Award-winning actor and Entourage star, Jeremy Piven, live from Mohegan Sun in Connecticut on August 2nd at 9/8 C.
This past Monday, NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal hosted RAW bringing in 5.77 million viewers, 2.7 million in P25-54, 2.55 million in P18-49 and 1.18 million in P18-34. RAW was the #1 program in ALL of television among Males 18-34.
Each week celebrities from the world of sports, television, music and film take control of the most-watched regularly scheduled program on cable television by arranging matches, dictating stipulations and managing the entire RAW roster of WWE Superstars and Divas for the evening. Actor/writer/producer Seth Green and Rock N Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top were the first two guest hosts of Monday Night Raw, which airs live episodes each week at 9:00 PM ET on USA Network.
In addition to his role as Ari Gold in Entourage, Piven will be starring in the upcoming comedy film, The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard debuting in theaters August 14th.
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Hunter Golden will have full coverage of Raw this Monday.