Smackdown has a new night starting 2015

Discussion in 'SmackDown' started by Shadow, Nov 6, 2014.

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    The show that averages 3.1 million viewers on Friday nights and beats all Friday primetime viewing on any cable network is moving to Thursday nights on Syfy beginning January 15 at 8pm ET. With nearly 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw.

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    "WWE’s sizable and passionate fan base make SmackDown the No. 1 entertainment show on Syfy and the most-watched, regularly scheduled program among key demographics on the network," said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. "We look forward to bringing the WWE audience to Thursday nights on Syfy."

    "Quite simply, more young men watch television on Thursday night than on Fridays,” said Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy, Syfy. “Among Men 18-49, PUTS [persons using television] are 15 percent higher compared to Fridays, expanding the potential audience for SmackDown. Since the majority of broadcast programming skews female, we're also using Thursday nights to counter-program."

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    With a name made famous 15 years ago by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s popular catchphrase, SmackDown has been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities and towns, in seven different countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Japan, Italy and Mexico.

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  2. Even though it makes no difference in terms of quality as to what night the show airs (after all, I'm not usually gonna be watching it anyway!), I just like it being on Thursdays better for some reason.
     
  3. If this can somehow improve the SD product, then okay...
     
  4. this changes everything
     
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  5. That will be cool
     
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    The show that averages 3.1 million viewers on Friday nights and beats all Friday primetime viewing on any cable network is moving to Thursday nights on Syfy beginning January 15 at 8pm ET. With nearly 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw.

    "WWE’s sizable and passionate fan base make SmackDown the No. 1 entertainment show on Syfy and the most-watched, regularly scheduled program among key demographics on the network," said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. "We look forward to bringing the WWE audience to Thursday nights on Syfy."

    "Quite simply, more young men watch television on Thursday night than on Fridays,” said Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy, Syfy. “Among Men 18-49, PUTS [persons using television] are 15 percent higher compared to Fridays, expanding the potential audience for SmackDown. Since the majority of broadcast programming skews female, we're also using Thursday nights to counter-program."


    With a name made famous 15 years ago by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s popular catchphrase, SmackDown has been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities and towns, in seven different countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Japan, Italy and Mexico.

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    I have a bad feeling about the disappointment people will have over this. There's someone who thinks this will help SmackDown become a better product but all it will do is get a slight rebranding, at least IMO. Other opinions?

     
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  7. New night same program, sounds like it's gonna be the bee's knees.. we'll see how it goes.. Thursday in January isn't really the greatest day to be doing that.. Parks & Rec is bound to cut into it's viewership when that starts up again at the same time on Thursday nights at 8 PM, they are lucky Community isn't there because the whole first hour would have some decent competition with NBC.
     
  8. Game changer.
     
  9. Yea because who the fuck wants to watch wrestling on a friday night lol
     
  10. who knows what happens now with this "change"
     
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