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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SmackDown® Makes Television History

Source - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.:

STAMFORD, Conn., Sep 29, 2009 -- World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today it will make broadcast television history on October 2, 2009 by commemorating 10 years of Friday Night SmackDown®. A themed episode celebrating a “Decade of SmackDown” will air on MyNetworkTV at 8 PM ET / 7 CT. “Decade of SmackDown” will draw WWE Superstars and Divas from all WWE® shows to commemorate this milestone.

As a pop culture staple, SmackDown:

has aired more than 520 episodes, surpassing The Simpsons, Married With Children, and Law & Order, just to name a few, in total episodes

has been watched more than 2.7 billion times by viewers in the U.S.

is seen in 79 countries internationally and airs in 22 languages

has featured such celebrities as Samuel L. Jackson, Ashton Kutcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jimmy Kimmel and Sherri Shepherd

is MyNetworkTV’s most-watched telecast among households and total viewers

SmackDown has been instrumental in the success of each of the networks that have aired the program. The show moved to its current home, MyNetworkTV, in October 2008 and is the number one show on broadcast television on Friday nights among Males 50 and under. Friday Night SmackDown also dominates the P18-49 demographic, can be seen every Friday night at 8 PM ET on MyNetworkTV.


World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.

Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.