WWE issued the following press release on Thursday to promote the live edition of WWE SmackDown on the SyFy Network …
WWE SmackDown will air live on Syfy tonight at 8pm ET/PT and will feature Daniel Bryan® vs. Kane® in the legendary WWE Casket Match as well as WWE Superstars including Roman Reigns®, Seth Rollins® and Dean Ambrose®, and WWE Divas Natalya™, Paige™ and Alicia Fox™.
Since moving to Thursday nights just two weeks ago, WWE SmackDown instantly became Thursday night’s most-watched original program on all of cable. It was also watched by more men than any program on cable and watched by more women than any program on MTV, TLC, A&E, Food Network, E!, ABC Family or Bravo.
With more than 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw. Over the past 15 years, SmackDown has been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities, in seven different countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Japan, Italy and Mexico. The name SmackDown came from WWE Superstar Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson’s popular catchphrase, “Lay the Smackdown.”
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