I live in an area that does not get UPN. Therefore, I am missing out on a lot of my favorite wrestlers each and every week. There are other areas of the country that do not get TNN, and those people are missing out on a portion of WWE programming as well. I was thinking that for one week they could switch Smackdown to Monday night on TNN, and Raw to Thursday on UPN. This will have a couple of effects. First, it will allow people to see what the other "brand" is doing. Perhaps drawing viewers that dont normally watch that show to maybe tune in and check it out the next week. Two, it will give people a break from what they would normally see. I think it would be cool that instead of seeing the same ole thing on Raw, I can see something different for just one week. Finally, it would not be that difficult to do. Obviouslly this can't be done right before or after a PPV, due to fued start ups, or the sell for the big PPV match, but maybe one of those in between weeks. Also, this should be a one shot deal, and not a month long or permanent thing. I think this would be a cool idea if they tried this.
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It wouldn't be a horrible idea, but I think it would be very difficult to pull off. Ad prices are (I would imagine) much different from UPN to TNN and, even though it would all balance out in the end, the higher-ups at Viacom probably wouldn't be behind it. Besides, even with all of the recent stuff, SmackDown! is the show that is better-suited to network television.
The preceding post expressed the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He was biased, opinionated and bitter. You were warned.
As of Monday, April 21 at 12:55 AM, the Boston Red Sox' Magic Number to clinch the AL East is 147. A combination of 147 Red Sox wins and New York Yankees losses will guarantee the AL East for the Boston Red Sox.
That press release is pretty much all we've heard about the Fed's HD plans so far. No dates for conversion, format plans, etc. (Though both of the conglomerates they deal with, Viacom and most likely NBC Uni, favor 1080i.)