The Score Television Network has solidified its reputation as “the home for the hardcore” now that it has added World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Monday Night RAW” to its programming roster on Mondays starting August 7, 2006.
The move of RAW to The Score Television Network is part of a multi-faceted agreement that also calls for The Score to introduce a new WWE program in Canada which will air prime-time Sundays evenings, and that moves WWE’s popular SmackDown program, currently the No. 1 program on The Score, from Thursdays to Friday nights beginning August 11.
“The Score is truly the home for the hardcore now that we’ve united the RAW and SmackDown properties on the same channel, and introduced our new WWE program,” said David Errington, Senior Vice President and General Manager, The Score Television Network. “The Score caters to sports fans with unique viewing demands. We’re delighted to be providing our loyal viewers with content that they identify with. We are looking to duplicate the same success that the USA Network experienced last fall when they acquired Monday Night RAW, by moving the # 1 rated program on specialty television in Canada, Monday Night Raw, from TSN to The Score”
“We believe that this move will be a great one for our fans,” said WWE Canada President, Carl DeMarco. “RAW will be seen by our fans each and every Monday night and this was a significant factor for WWE in making the decision to place RAW on The Score,” he concluded.