UPN (before it merged with the WB to become the CW Network) moved SmackDown to Friday nights back in September 2005 as WWE did not have a say in the decision. It will be interesting to see if the show moves nights because I was told that was one of WWEâ<80><99>s top priorities in negotiating a new deal for the show.
In terms of popularity in the United States, Thursday nights are the most watched nights on television while Friday nights are one of the least watched nights on television. Nonetheless SmackDownâ<80><99>s move to Friday nights did not have a significant impact on the ratings.
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