News On The Rogers in Canada WWE Deal, Early SmackDown Ratings And More

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— WWE’s deal with Rogers in Canada for the WWE Network was a
signed deal about a month ago. The company wanted to wait for the earnings call
to make the announcement in order to have a positive note for the Network. While
there aren’t negotiations with other cable providers for this kind of deal, WWE
is very open to the idea should any be interested.

— WWE will begin pushing WrestleMania locally in California
starting with SummerSlam weekend.

— Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown drew 2.713 million
viewers
, a 0.7 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic and a 1.91 household
rating. The household rating is down 5% from last week’s 2.01 but the viewership
and demo rating were essentially even with 2.72 million viewers and a 0.7.

The show was the highest-rated original cable brodcast for the
night, beating out Girl Meets World for the top spot.


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