Go back to Thursdays...or start over on Tuesdays.
by, 09-14-2011 at 10:21 AM (4188 Views)
I remember back in the day when wrestling was introduced on Thursday nights. You had WCW Thunder and WWE Smackdown. I used to watch these just as religiously as I did RAW and Nitro. Thunder died obviously when WCW went under. Smackdown, however lived on. It was on the perfect day, Thursday.
Why was Thursdays perfect? Easy, lack of anything important going on on this particular day during the week. I mean, when was the last time you went, "Thank goodness it's Thursday!" ? Probably when you could view wrestling on Thursday.
Well, as time went on, someone in WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut decided, "You know what would be great. If we put our product on a day when people want to get out of the house. Let's put it on Friday." So they did. Than I stopped watching Smackdown except occasionally when I had nothing better to do. I went from "I can't wait to watch Smackdown." to "I wish Smackdown was on any day other than Friday."
Than to make things even better, it went from UPN, to CW, to SciFi, to SyFy and maybe one or two others I missed. Now maybe I missed something, but I don't believe there are Unicorns or X-Wings in wrestling. The closest thing to an X-Wing in wrestling is the chicken wing hold. Because of this move, I've only seen Smackdown 2 times since moving to SciFi/SyFy. The latest being the Tuesday show, and I went to Wichita, KS to see that. However, I would have watched it that night on TV if I didn't have my front row tickets.
With all this being said, I'm almost positive they would get more viewers if they switched to Thursday or Tuesday or some innocuous day that doesn't really matter to people. I much rather spend my Friday on a date or going to a movie than watch wrestling. If it were on a Tuesday or a Thursday, I could do my laundry, clean the house or what ever it is boring I do on these days, and enjoy the WWE Superstars and Divas. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy TNA, and since it is on a Thursday, I will watch it religiously since without it, my Thursday would suck.
I'll probably diatribe on TNA at some point next week. But this is my small rant on the whole Friday Night Smackdown.