WWE’s ‘Talking Smack’ Viewership & How It Compared To ‘205 Live’


– Talking Smack will no longer air on Tuesday nights following 205 Live. The show premiered on the WWE Network on August 2, 2016 and would air immediately following SmackDown at 10pm ET. 205 Live premiered on November 29, 2016 and took the 10pm time slot causing Talking Smack to be moved to 11pm ET.

Talking Smack co-host Daniel Bryan noted that he learned of the cancellation through Twitter on Friday night. the show was cancelled by Vince McMahon who “was unhappy with the show and strongly believed it did not serve the company’s best interests.” The report also stated that the show being unscripted played into it being dropped.

Last week, Talking Smack was #18 of the most watched shows on the WWE Network. It should be noted that the show still often beat 205 Live. While Talking Smack was #18 last week, 205 Livedidn’t crack the top 20.

Talking Smack will continue to air after SmackDown branded pay-per-views. The post-Money In The Bank edition of Talking Smack on June 18th was the fourth most watched show on the Network that week, while the regular edition of Talking Smack was #11 (205 Live was #12).

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