or


[08/16/06 - 12:00 AM]
Wwe(R) Smackdown(R) Transitions to Six Tribune Stations in Early September

[via press release from Tribune]

WWE(r) SmackDown(r) Transitions to Six Tribune Stations In Early September

Chicago and Stamford, Conn., August 16, 2006 - Tribune television stations in six major markets will start airing ratings champ "WWE Friday Night SmackDown" in early September in advance of the official premiere of "SmackDown" on The CW Network on Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. The stations include: WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles, WGN in Chicago, WDCW in Washington, KHCW in Houston and WTXX in Hartford, Conn.

"Tribune stations are working closely with the new CW and the WWE to successfully transition SmackDown in markets where the program will be switching to new stations," said Marc Schacher, Tribune Broadcasting Senior Vice President, Programming. "We want to make sure that WWE fans in these markets know exactly where and when SmackDown airs so they don't miss a minute of the action."

"We will be keeping our fans informed of these changes on WWE.com as soon as details in each market are finalized," said Kurt Schneider, World Wrestling Entertainment's Executive Vice President, Marketing. "We're very excited about our move to The CW Network, and appreciate our fans' patience as SmackDown transitions to its new station homes across the United States in September."

The "Friday Night SmackDown" schedule in these six markets for the first three weeks of September is as follows:

New York/WPIX
Saturday, September 2 from 2:00-3:00 PM*
Saturday, September 9 from 8:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, September 16 from 8:00-10:00 PM

Los Angeles/KTLA
Saturday, September 2 from 12:30-1:30 AM*
Sunday, September 10 from 3:00-5:00 PM
Sunday, September 17 from 3:00-5:00 PM

Chicago/WGN
Saturday, September 2 from 11:30 PM-12:30 AM*
Saturday, September 9 from 11:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Saturday, September 16 from 11:30 PM - 1:30 AM

Washington, DC/WDCW
Saturday, September 2 at 11:00 PM*
Saturday, September 9 from 8:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, September 16 from 8:00-10:00 PM

Houston/KHCW
Sunday, September 3 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, September 9 from 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, September 16 from 7:00-9:00 PM

Hartford, Conn./WTXX
Saturday, September 9 from 8:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, September 16 from 8:00-10:00 PM

*Note that these broadcasts are a one-hour version of the September 1st original episode of "Friday Night SmackDown."

###

Tribune Broadcasting owns and operates 25 television stations concentrated in major markets and Superstation WGN on national cable. The group's combined reach is more than 80 percent of U.S. television households. Tribune Broadcasting also includes Los Angeles-based Tribune Entertainment, a developer and distributor of first-run television programming for the Tribune station group and for national syndication; Chicago's WGN-AM; and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Investment interests include Comcast SportsNet Chicago (25% owned) and TV Food Network (31%).

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.





  [august 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· WWE SMACKDOWN (SYFY)









[08/02/15 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Repeats Power Demo Victory for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Aquarius" Grows by 50% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 for Its Top Rating to Date Among Three Saturday Telecasts
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/01/15 - 11:35 AM]
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9 at 9:00/8:00c, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 09:50 AM]
New Episodes of "Super Why!" Soar Onto PBS Kids Starting August 17
Developed for children ages 3-6, the series helps kids explore reading and the alphabet, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary as they follow their favorite Storybrook Village characters on interactive adventures.

[08/01/15 - 09:49 AM]
PBS Kids Premieres All-New Movie, "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle"
In this adventure-filled feature-length movie, Curious George takes a trip to space but crash-lands in the jungles of Africa, leading to an unforgettable journey with new animal friends.

[08/01/15 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Hits Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[07/31/15 - 04:01 PM]
Raven-Symone Returns to Disney Channel to Guest Star in a Special Episode of Hit Spy Comedy "K.C. Undercover," Monday, September 7
The special one hour episode featuring a tour de force of audacious physical comedy, imagination and unexpected disguises, premieres on said Monday.

[07/31/15 - 03:50 PM]
The CW Sets New Season Premiere Date for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin"
Both series will now roll out one week earlier, on Monday, October 12.

[07/31/15 - 03:33 PM]
AMC's Martial Arts Drama Series "Into the Badlands" to Premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The series premiere will coincide with AMC's newest movie event, "AMC FightFest," a two-week martial arts movie marathon beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13.

[07/31/15 - 03:32 PM]
AMC Confirms 15-Episode Order for Second Season of "Fear the Walking Dead"
As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with an extended 90-minute episode.

[07/31/15 - 03:31 PM]
AMC Places Straight-to-Series Order for "The West" (WT) from Executive Producers Robert Redford and Stephen David Entertainment
In addition, AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob," also executive produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

[07/31/15 - 01:37 PM]
"Shadowhunters" Star Alberto Rosende to Participate in a Live Twitter Chat with Fans on Tuesday, August 4
Starting at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET, fans can tweet Alberto Rosende (@arosende) using #AskAlberto in their message.

[07/31/15 - 01:01 PM]
Starz Releases All New "Blunt Talk" Key Art and Trailer, First Look Photo of Lucy Lawless in "Ash vs Evil Dead," and "Survivor's Remorse" Trailer from TCA
"Blunt Talk" and "Survivor's Remorse" both kick off on Saturday, August 22 on the pay channel.