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:

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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