WWE SmackDown Moving to Thursday Nights Starting Oct 2
August 24, 2014 - WWE
Wrestling fans will have to adjust their schedules this fall, as WWE SmackDown is changing nights.
According to a SyFy programming calendar, WWE SmackDown will sojourn on Friday nights by Aug and Sep yet will pierce to Thursdays starting on Oct. 2.
Nick Paglino of WrestleZone provides a few some-more sum on a switch:
WWE Smackdown will convey ‘Haven,’ that stars WWE Hall of Famer Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland.
Smackdown debuted in 1999 as a Thursday night array yet was changed to Fridays in 2005.
WWE has been peaceful to pierce a array to another night for utterly some time now, and has even discussed broadcasting a array live on Tuesdays during their many new TV negotiations.
Jeremy Borash of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling remarkable TNA recently done a identical pierce from Thursday nights to a aged time container on Wednesdays:
TNA started on Wednesday nights behind in 2002, and we lapse starting subsequent week! #Impactonspike moves to Wednesday!
— Jeremy Borash (@JeremyBorash) August 15, 2014
This change led to copiousness of rumors that TNA was relocating to open adult space for WWE on Thursday. That conjecture usually grew louder when WWE trucks were photographed with a SmackDown announcement observant a new night:
While there was no acknowledgment during a time, it now appears a conjecture was scold after all.
It stays to be seen what form of impact this switch will have on a show’s ratings, yet it will positively have a tough time competing with a NFL over a subsequent few months. Certain Thursday Night Football games—which had been a tie for a past few years on NFL Network—will be simulcast on CBS this season.
On a other hand, this is a long-term pierce for a WWE and it should not be endangered about certain NFL games that will harm ratings for only a few months out of a year. Overall, a new Thursday date will expected turn a certain for a large fanbase as a WWE continues to grow.
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