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MyNetwork's president says as much in an interview with TVWeek. They're going with movies on Thursday nights instead, which seems to say they don't think MyNetwork can compete on that night and want to aim SmackDown at the softer Friday schedule.

Long term, the story is MyNetwork's support of WWE and it's role on the network.


    TVWeek: Will MyNetwork be a player in other types of sports entertainment in the future?
    Mr. Meidel: We look at all of these franchises. This is an entertainment show that involves sports, but what we loved about the WWE is that itís a huge franchise, and itís built-in brand recognition. We think itíll help us continue to build out these other nights. If we were able to find some other franchise that is this big, we would be very interested. But there are very few out there, and very few become available, and thatís why we took advantage of this opportunity. Iíll say this sounds corny but this is our NFL.


WWE seems safe for as long as MyNetwork stays alive.



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It's a good night for the little kid crowd that can stay up late on a non school night, not so much for a schlep like me.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    WWE seems safe for as long as MyNetwork stays alive.

Or the network gets too big for them, like The CW did.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by thecubsfan
      WWE seems safe for as long as MyNetwork stays alive.

    Or the network gets too big for them, like The CW did.

Or the network's perception of itself gets too big for them. Smackdown is still their #1 show most weeks in the 18-49 bracket.



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