WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX Backstage News (9/28/2019)

WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX Already Not Looking Good From Business Standpoint

WWE has a big business task ahead of them with their move of their blue brand from the USA Network to FOX as SmackDown LIVE becomes Friday Night SmackDown this coming week.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, here are some of the numbers that FOX has been charging advertisers, listed in “cost per point of demographic rating”: Masked Singer was $2,500; Simpsons was $2,300; Empire was $2,250; Prodigal Son was $1,925 and Smackdown was $1,100.

That means that the network is charging approximately half for WWE what they are charging for other shows, suggesting that Smackdown would in theory need to double the audience in order to come out as an advertising success.

We will keep you posted right here at eWrestling.com on business figures and news as the launch of WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX draws closer this coming week!

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