ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura survived another shuffle of commentators for the ratings-starved XFL.
Ventura, who is midway through a 12-week stint as a paid color commentator for the new pro-football league, was teamed with former NFL player Mike Adamle and play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian on Saturday night in Orlando, Fla.
Ventura has been the only constant in the XFL's weekly game broadcast on NBC, while XFL officials have shuffled play-by-play callers and added Adamle to supplement Ventura as a second analyst.
On Saturday night, Vasgersian replaced Jim Ross, a pro-wrestling announcer who had taken Vasgersian's spot after the first game.
Vince McMahon, founder of the XFL and head of the World Wrestling Federation, said last week that he made the change to focus more on football and less on pro-wrestling showmanship.
McMahon said having Ross and Ventura in the booth gave the feel that the XFL is the WWF playing football, which he said is not what the league is trying to promote.
Saturday's game was watched by 2.8 percent of homes in top media markets, compared with 2.7 percent the week before. That's slightly more than half of the percentage for which the league had hoped.
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