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Friday, September 28, 2007

International Television: After 1 year, was The CW a mistake or not?

Others are still shocked what happened to The WB and UPN, The CW just popped out. What if The CW were never formed? What would happen to the shows like: Veronica Mars, Smallville, Supernatural (WB), America's Next Top Model, Friday Night SmackDown!, Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)?

What did really happen? Here is the story how The CW was formed:


UPN quietly went off the air on September 15, 2006; WWE Friday Night SmackDown! was the last official program (although some affiliates aired the optional weekend encore block), ending its existence after 11 years. However, UPN affiliates owned by Fox Television Stations Group ended all ties to the network on August 31, 2006. As a result UPN did not air its last two weeks of programming in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and six other media markets in which FOX owned the UPN station, also due in part to then upstart FOX owned MyNetworkTV, which was set to debut during that time on those stations. With the exception of WWE Friday Night SmackDown!, all programming during the final three months were reruns. Friday Night SmackDown!, however, was aired in those markets on WB stations owned by Tribune, which have since become CW stations.

After the network's official closure, UPN's website was redirected to CBS's website.

The WB -

Starting on August 14, 2006 with the Daytime WB block, the WB 'bug' was removed from the lower right corner of the TV screen and was replaced with a countdown of days until The CW launched. Some stations which converted to MyNetworkTV or became independent stations received a logo-free feed of the network, while others took the main feed and overlaid their local logo bug over the CW logo.

The WB closed on Sunday, September 17, 2006 with The Night of Favorites and Farewells, a five-hour block of pilot episodes of their past signature series and gaining only a 0.9 rating/2 share for its final broadcast.


Even though the two 18-34 demographic (hunters) networks got very low ratings on their final day of broadcasting. The two still managed to survive by forming a new network.

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