Based on Nielsen’s fast national numbers, last night’s Friday Night Smackdown scored a 2.7 broadcast rating. The final should be available next week.
The following is from a Reuters news release from November 29th titled, “NBC goes further off script as strike drags on”: With its stockpile of fresh episodes for scripted series running low as the Hollywood writers strike nears the end of its fourth week, NBC is adding three hours of reality programming in January. Its weekly schedule will include at least six hours of unscripted fare. The network’s updated version of “American Gladiators” will launch with a two-hour premiere January 6 before moving into its regular Monday 8 p.m. time slot the next day. “Gladiators,” hosted by Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali, will replace promising freshman comedy-drama “Chuck,” which recently was picked up for a full season but has only a few more episodes in the can.
Leticia Cline’s contract with TNA expired earlier this week. She put down the expiration of her TNA contract on her calendar of events on her MySpace page.
TNA’s website has added a profile on ODB.