[WWE] Spike to Show CSI, UFC Combo to Counter RAW


In a recent Multichannel News story, Spike TV said that it will be countering RAW’s move to USA Network with the following schedule:

6pm-10pm — A four-hour block of CSI reruns
10pm-11pm — UFC Unleashed (vintage UFC programming)
11pm-12am — The Ultimate Fighter
12am-1am — Replay of TNA iMPACT!

Spike also said they’d be happy drawing 2.0-ranged ratings (currently they average 3.0s with WWE programming averaging 3.6s), and look to draw on the older male demographic that tunes into CSI.

Additionally, Multichannel News covered the “USA Network” editing here, as did Reuters (picking up a story from The Hollywood Reporter) and Mediaweek, among others.

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