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Smackdown moving to USA Network in 2016

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USA Network today announced that it will be bringing Smackdown to its network in the first quarter of 2016, moving the show permanently from SyFy. “WWE consistently delivers one of the largest and most socially engaged live audiences in entertainment and we’re excited to expand our long-standing relationship and be the true cable home for the...

Smackdown tomorrow live in Canada and the UK as well

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Tomorrow’s Smackdown episode from Hartford will not only be live in the United States on SyFy but will also air live in Canada and the United Kingdom. SportsNet 360 in Canada will start the broadcast at 8PM EST while Sky Sports 4 in the UK will air Smackdown live at 1AM local time on Thursday night/Friday morning. The show will be headlined by...

Smackdown up in the ratings with Thursday move

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Smackdown’s move to Thursday did well in the ratings, getting actually more viewers than last week’s show on Friday night. Fueled by the return to the ring of Daniel Bryan, Smackdown did 2,675,000 viewers, up 243,000 viewers from last week. That was the most viewed show since the November 28 broadcast. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)

Smackdown back on Thursday nights starting today

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Just in case you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks or so, Smackdown is moving to Thursdays starting today, reclaiming its old time slot that the show held from its inception until 2005. There will also be a new commentary team for Smackdown, with Michael Cole, the newly promoted Byron Saxton, and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The...

Live Smackdown draws lowest number since July 4 edition

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The live edition of Smackdown on Tuesday night on USA Network drew only just over 2 million viewers, significantly less than what the show has been doing over the past few weeks. The show had an average of 2,027,000 viewers, down half a million viewers from last week’s show on Friday night on SyFy. This episode of Smackdown was the lowest rated...

Smackdown airing live on USA Network tonight

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Smackdown will be airing live tonight on USA Network at 8PM as part of WWE Week with the same episode airing again on Friday night on SyFy in its usual time slot. Tonight’s episode will be the 800th one for Smackdown. The live episode of Smackdown slightly messes up Main Event on the WWE Network which usually airs at 8PM EST immediately after...

Canadian fans to get Smackdown on Wednesday nights next year

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Canadian-based website SLAM! Wrestling is reporting that once Smackdown moves to Thursday nights in the United States in January 2015, Canada will get the show a day earlier than anyone else in the world. Jennifer Cram, Communications Officer Sportsnet & NHL Properties at Rogers, which has all the rights for WWE television shows in the...

Smackdown moving back to Thursday nights beginning January 15

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WWE and SyFy today announced that Smackdown will be moving to Thursday nights beginning January 15 at 8PM EST. The move ends months of speculation of what was going to happen with Smackdown. First, WWE production trucks changed their decals of the show to advertise the new Thursday move but then once SyFy officially released its Fall schedule...

Smackdown moving days in January 2015

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SyFy announced the premiere date of their new 12 Monkeys series for January 16, 2015, starting at 9PM EST, a time slot which is occupied by the second hour of Smackdown. Last month SyFy published their Fall schedule and started listing Smackdown on Thursdays, rather than Fridays, but then changed it back to Fridays. The show was originally set to...

WWE to celebrate 15 years of Smackdown on October 10

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WWE will be celebrating Smackdown’s 15 year anniversary with a special episode on Friday, October 10. Smackdown made its debut on UPN as a weekly episode on August 26, 1999, after airing a one-off special also on UPN at the end of April of that same year. The show moved to The CW, MyNetworkTV, and now SyFy in its 15 year history and had many...

Smackdown staying put in current Friday time slot

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The SyFy publicity team Twitter account sent a tweet yesterday announcing that season 5 of their show Haven will now be airing on Thursdays at 8PM EST, which was the time slot that Smackdown was supposed to take starting October 2. PWInsider.com reported yesterday that Smackdown would be keeping its Friday time slot after SyFy changed their Fall...

WWE production truck shows Smackdown moving to Thursdays

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A recent photo of a WWE production truck sporting the new WWE logo and promoting Smackdown lists “Thursdays 8/7c” as the air date rather than Friday. Smackdown has been airing on Friday nights since Fall of 2005 when UPN decided to move it to what many in the television industry call the “death slot.” It has remained in that time slot ever...

Commercial-free Smackdown to air on USA Network next week

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Smackdown next week will air live on USA Network as part of WWE Week with an encore presentation on Friday in its usual time slot on SyFy. While live Smackdown shows on USA Network have been done in the past, it will be the first time ever that Smackdown will air without any commercials, basically running the show just like a pay-per-view. USA...

Smackdown to air “live” on November 6 on SyFy

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WWE and SyFy today announced that SuperSmackdown Live will return on Tuesday, November 6, at 8PM EST on SyFy with the show airing from the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. While it will be branded under the SuperSmackdown Live title and airing on Tuesdays – the day of the tapings – the show will not be live as it will be taped across...