Today I was looking at the Los Angeles Times Business section of the newspaper. The article is The CW gives ‘Smackdown’ the brushoff. The TV network will drop wrestling as it tries to build its audience by targeting young women. In the article it says that The CW dropping Smackdown because they are not drawing the young women viewer demographic on Smackdown. Credit: Chris A.
According to Nielsen Media Research, the WWE Divas being featured on ‘Project Runaway’ helped the episode on Bravo score a 3.0 cable rating Wednesday night.
Based on Nielsen’s fast national numbers, last night’s edition of Friday Night Smackdown scored a 2.7 broadcast rating on the CW Network.
Speaking of SmackDown, the end of their relationship with the CW Network continues to make headlines across the country. The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, The E! Network, as well as most major newspaper outlets have made mention of the story.