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#1 Posted on 20.3.06 2321.10
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Just announced tonight on RAW: Tix on sale Saturday for SATURDAY NIGHT'S MAIN EVENT at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX - it'll be 15 July!

Now on the live event schedule at http://www.wwe.com/schedules/events/eventdetail/?id=2340440 !

So I guess it won't matter what the ratings of Saturday's show were after all. ;-)
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#2 Posted on 20.3.06 2335.59
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How interesting...right around the time of Summerslam...so does this mean we can pencil another one in around November?
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#3 Posted on 20.3.06 2357.34
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    So I guess it won't matter what the ratings of Saturday's show were after all. ;-)


Two NBC specials were part of the agreement in the WWE-USA deal right? So maybe NBC just can't get out of this part of the contract. At this point I'll be shocked if there's a third, though.

Perhaps this time they'll learn their lesson and run SNME in SNL's timeslot.
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#4 Posted on 21.3.06 0035.10
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I'd seriously doubt that SNME will ever be shown in SNL's timeslot again. The XFL pre-empted SNL's opener when a game went into overtime once and Lorne Michaels apparently lost it, demanding that they cancel the whole television deal.

Not that the XFL would have survived to the next year anyways, but Lorne Michaels certainly put one of the last nails in it's coffin. I can't imagine how the talks would go between NBC and Michaels if they tried to get him to give up one of his slots.


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#5 Posted on 21.3.06 0105.16
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    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
    I'd seriously doubt that SNME will ever be shown in SNL's timeslot again. The XFL pre-empted SNL's opener when a game went into overtime once and Lorne Michaels apparently lost it, demanding that they cancel the whole television deal.

    Not that the XFL would have survived to the next year anyways, but Lorne Michaels certainly put one of the last nails in it's coffin. I can't imagine how the talks would go between NBC and Michaels if they tried to get him to give up one of his slots.


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Do you really think he cares that much over a timeslot during SNL's summer rerun season? I mean, I cant imagine it would be that big of a deal, or that he would huge a grudge from the XFL stuff.
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#6 Posted on 21.3.06 0206.46
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A network guy hold a grudge? Naaaaaahhhhh.

These guys aren't exactly known for letting things go, sometimes with grudges that started with "he was rude to me" lasting years. Michaels didn't want the McMahon run XFL as a lead-in before, and with the ratings this SNME one got when it was promo'd more than Wrestlemania itself, there's no way he can want it anywhere around "his" timeslot let alone taking it for even a week and he's a big wheel at the NBC cracker factory.


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#7 Posted on 21.3.06 0207.10
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    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
    I'd seriously doubt that SNME will ever be shown in SNL's timeslot again. The XFL pre-empted SNL's opener when a game went into overtime once and Lorne Michaels apparently lost it, demanding that they cancel the whole television deal.


He only lost it because it was the highly-promoted Jennifer Lopez edition of SNL (it may have been during sweeps--I can't remember now), and being delayed by the XFL hurt what was expected to be a monster rating. Pre-empting SNL for SNME on a night when SNL would have been a rerun anyway is a whole other matter. I'm sure, though, that the arrangements for SNME specifically avoid conflicts with special first-run episodes of SNL, because of the XFL/J-Lo incident.

But even if Lorne still has it out for Vince, it may not matter. He can gripe about it all he wants, but he's not in charge of NBC; the execs who want to avoid another 3.2 overnight rating are.

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#8 Posted on 21.3.06 0253.44
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    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
    I'd seriously doubt that SNME will ever be shown in SNL's timeslot again. The XFL pre-empted SNL's opener when a game went into overtime once and Lorne Michaels apparently lost it, demanding that they cancel the whole television deal.

    Not that the XFL would have survived to the next year anyways, but Lorne Michaels certainly put one of the last nails in it's coffin. I can't imagine how the talks would go between NBC and Michaels if they tried to get him to give up one of his slots.


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To pull out an oldie but a goodie, Lorne Michaels needs to drink a big, frosty glass of "Shut The Hell Up."

Not only is SNL unfunny (with the exception of WU), but half the time, it airs a re-run.

I'd take SNME over it anyday over watching some idiot promote their movie that came out 6 months ago.
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#9 Posted on 21.3.06 1017.31
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From what Meltzer is reporting it appears NBC wanted to give them a try in Prime time instead of the originally planned SNL slot so the next one could go either way. Pwinsider had a link to some ratings stuff that said even though SNME finished last in the overnights the 18-49 audience was actually up over the previous weeks on NBC. Pair that with the NCAA tournament doing a much higher rating than anything ever does on Saturday Night and it might be possible to do a much higher rating the second time around in prime time.
Also, The NBC/Universal deal that brought RAW to USA guarantees WWE 2 SNME per year for each of the 3 years covered by th contract. I think WWE & NBC both hope for more but the ratings for the 2nd one better be way up if that is going to happen.
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