"But "Smackdown" has helped the network revive its Friday night perf, improving its adults 18-34 numbers by 100%. Net also saw an uptick last fall after WWE's 'Raw' franchise returned to its original home, USA Network, following several years on Spike TV.
"UPN has gone from worst to first in adults 18-34 on Friday," Ostroff said."
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
It would be a good move on the part of UPN to keep SmackDown, but their ratings have dropped since moving to Fridays. That was actually a bad decision considering that Friday isn't a big TV night among the 18-34 crowd.
I agree with the conventional wisdom that said Bagwell would have been a mega star face when he came back from the broken neck...except for those magic words. If they had booked it correctly. My vote would be for Buddy Landell.