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#21 Posted on 20.5.05 0916.55
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They'll probably keep it on Tuesday. It's been Tuesday so the TV people - the people who produce the shows, put up the sets, drive some of the trucks - don't have a couple of days of dead time on the road between RAW and SmackDown!
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#22 Posted on 20.5.05 1134.41
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    They'll probably keep it on Tuesday. It's been Tuesday so the TV people - the people who produce the shows, put up the sets, drive some of the trucks - don't have a couple of days of dead time on the road between RAW and SmackDown!


If they had any balls they'd go live with it. I think that would be a smart way to counteract the effect of the show being on a weekend night now. More people will watch if they haven't know for four days what was going to be happening(or how bad it will be).

They run house shows on the weekends anyway. I can't imagine that being a big change for the TV people
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#23 Posted on 20.5.05 1223.50
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    Originally posted by Lord of the Manor
      Originally posted by thecubsfan
      They'll probably keep it on Tuesday. It's been Tuesday so the TV people - the people who produce the shows, put up the sets, drive some of the trucks - don't have a couple of days of dead time on the road between RAW and SmackDown!


    If they had any balls they'd go live with it. I think that would be a smart way to counteract the effect of the show being on a weekend night now. More people will watch if they haven't know for four days what was going to be happening(or how bad it will be).

    They run house shows on the weekends anyway. I can't imagine that being a big change for the TV people


That might make for a better show, but you still have the problem that Cubs brought up about the TV crew. It would cost a lot of money to transport all of the TV equipment twice a week rather than once a week. Plus, it costs more to run a live show because of the cost of satelite hookups or something like that.
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#24 Posted on 22.5.05 1112.51
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Although some might think Smackdown on Fridays is ok, I think this means that the show is done on UPN after the contract is over, regardless of ratings. I am hoping though that the brand split stays, if only for the fact of not seeing guys like Tomko or Heidenreich(sp?) on TV twice a week.
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#25 Posted on 22.5.05 2119.49
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Theoretically making the show live shouldn't cause that much trouble to the TV crew. Instead of Wednesday-Friday off they'd have Tuesday-Thursday instead.

With there being a PPV every 2 or 3 weeks thesedays they're working a lot of weekends anyway, so they could work Friday straight through to Monday with almost the exact same amount of travel and time off as they have now.
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#26 Posted on 22.5.05 2138.22
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    Theoretically making the show live shouldn't cause that much trouble to the TV crew. Instead of Wednesday-Friday off they'd have Tuesday-Thursday instead.


I'm not sure where you're getting Wednesday - Friday; Velocity and Heat don't involve people leaving Stamford, if that's what you mean.

Right now, they're working Monday and Tuesday, and occasionally Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
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#27 Posted on 23.5.05 0852.20
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It shouldn't be too much of a problem to get a 'LIVE' feed for Smackdown, or however that works for a taped show, but no doubt Sky would move it back to Saturday.
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#28 Posted on 23.5.05 0926.49
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I think that's UPN way of saying we aren't commited to you anymore so screw off for the rest of the contract.

Going LIVE with SD! might be a cool idea because why watch a taped SD! on Friday night(or Saturday) if there is a live house show event in your area instead that same night. Currently, WWE runs live tapings for RAW/Heat on Mondays & SD!/Velocity on Tuesdays. Wednesday & Thursday are travel days currently or days off. Fridays-Sunday are house shows days. Now having SD! air on Fridays only promises that SD! will not air in it's regular time during most of the year because of local sports coverage in different cities. Here in Boston, Red Sox games are on UPN Friday nights during spring/summer and when Enterprise and whatever was on afterwards they those shows on Saturday nights instead of Friday. One can assume my local UPN will air SD! in Saturday night spot as well, thus screwing up my viewing of COPS. Other parts of country will have the same problem since they have baseball, hockey, etc that will make SD! air on different times. Ratings, and viewership will be all screwed up.
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