SD News: Gangrel = Ratings?


– As of now, Gangrel & Viscera are only scheduled to appear on next week’s Smackdown, although plans can always change if they’re impressive.

– One way to keep Gangrel & Viscera on Smackdown would be if they proved to be a ratings bump! The show last night did well on the overnight ratings, based on 48 of the top 55 markets, getting a 3.7 rating. That number gave UPN a third place 8-10pm ET spot behind NBC (Joey at 13.0, Will & Grace at 14.3, Apprentice first 30 minutes at 12.4) and CBS (Survivor debut at 12.7; CSI at 15.3).

– Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Steve Austin and Stephanie McMahon are currently scheduled to air taped salutes to Smackdown’s fifth anniversary at this point.


Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.