WWE was forced to air SmackDown on FS1 this week because of Major League Baseball World Series. There was a chance that WWE SmackDown would have to spend two weeks on FS1, but that is not the case now.
Major League Baseball postponed tonight’s World Series Game in Philadelphia. This decision was made due to a huge amount of rain falling on the City of Brotherly Love. Now, the World Series will not be held this Friday, so Smackdown will air on FOX this week. Philadelphia and Houston will carry on with their series, but this Friday will not be in play.
This is great news for SmackDown because last week’s episode earned terrible viewership, despite it being a solid episode. October 28th’s episode of SmackDown brought in an overnight average of 835,000 viewers on FS1, with a .23 in the 18 to 49 demographic.
Only time will tell when WWE programming will get postponed for another big event, but this Friday’s SmackDown will be back on FOX.
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