FOX Network has purchased rights to broadcast SmackDown Live. The new deal begins for them on the 4th of October, with SmackDown being broadcast on Fox on Fridays instead of Tuesdays. In a recent interview, Fox Sport’s SVP of Sales Mark Evans talked about buying SmackDown Live among the declining ratings of late and said that they were not concerned.
He said that they were going to be promoting the show in such a manner that it would get new life and current rating patterns would not continue.
“We feel how we’re going to present and how we’re going to promote the WWE is going to inject it with such a new life,” Evans said. “It’s going to be a home run for us.”Mark Evans