WWE Network and Slating a Week of Prime-Time: WWE Overhaul Part 4

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WWE Network and Slating a Week of Prime-Time: WWE Overhaul Part 4
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Welcome back to WWE Overhaul!

Check out the home of WWE Overhaul here if you need to get a sense of what's going on here.

The WWE is attempting to get its own cable network off the ground, and step one is to fill a prime-time schedule for the week, with step 1A being slating a major wrestling show each night of the week.

Step 1B is finding or creating enough new content to fill in around the flagships so each show isn't standing on its own.

Certain nights, like Sunday and Thursday, are bigger TV watching nights but have more competition, while others, like Friday and Saturday, are hard days to draw viewers on, but have weaker competition. Prime-time is generally considered to be 8 to 11 p.m. Eastern or 7 to 10 Central, and to have a viable network, WWE needs to provide new content on prime-time every night (though some of it can have reruns, like normal TV).

So there's a lot to consider when building a schedule, and a lot of it is pretty flexible, but as a starting point for this exercise, let's put together a week of WWE prime-time programming.

Start the slideshow to explore one possible weekly schedule for the network's debut, or check out the earlier entries in the series.

Part 1: Restructuring the Wrestling Shows

Part 2: Injuries and an Offseason

Part 3: Pitching Non-Wrestling Shows

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