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The CW Dropping “WWE Smackdown” February 8, 2008 4:33 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Sports, Television, The CW, Wrestling, WWE Smackdown.

The CW will stop carrying WWE Smackdown at the end of the 2007-2008 season, World Wrestling Entertainment said Thursday.

WWE said it opened talks with other networks after the CW’s exclusive negotiation period expired on January 31st.

Possible contenders to pick up the show include MyNetworkTV and one of the NBC Universal channels.

Some of you may be wondering why The CW would drop the show, afterall, it is one of the networks strongest series in terms of ratings. The reasoning behind this is that though the show rates well, its viewed by a significant amount of viewers who don’t fall into attractive demo categories. Because of that, its ad-rate is among the lowest on primetime television.

Source: TVWeek



1. Celebrity Impersonator Blog - February 9, 2008 6:15 am

cool site… keep up the good work.


2. Raymond - February 15, 2008 8:54 pm

When ya’ll find where Smackdown is going to be airing let me know……….

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4. james michael gill - June 7, 2008 9:19 pm

dear sir smackdown is the number one on friday night because I watch wrestling on wwe and ecw and tna and wwe smackdow four night week do not drop smackdown on friday night on cw .thank you bigmikegill57@yahoo.com

5. Jalen - June 9, 2008 7:37 pm

i knew this a long time ago but it is still bull crap! and the wierd thing is my network tv has hd where i live but cw doesn’t! well i do get to watch it in HD! keep smackdown on friday! or just move it to thursday so the wwe can put tna out of business!

6. Manley - October 15, 2008 1:31 pm

I can understand what they are doing by dropping Smackdown…but they should have built their channel more around their highest rated show

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