Also hyped in the article are the upcoming DVDs based on Ultimate Warrior and Bret Hart.
– Right off the bat, by moving SmackDown! to Fridays, UPN has made Thursdays more revenue-friendly. UPN will get $179,000 per thirty second commercial during “Everybody Hates Chris,” which is astounding for the network. Last year, WWE SmackDown! only brought in an estimated $30,500 per thirty second spot. Even though SmackDown! consistently tops the viewership rankings for UPN, the network’s other shows are considered more advertiser-friendly (all of the other Thursday night shows are expected to price better).
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