WWE Raw, also mentioned as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is an American wrestling television program produced by WWE that currently airs life every Monday at 8 pm ET on the USA Network within us. The show features characters from the Raw brand, to which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform. The show debuted on January 11, 1993, and is currently considered to be one of two flagship shows, in conjunction with Friday Night SmackDown.WWE Raw is that the longest-running weekly episodic television program in history. In September 2000, Raw moved from the USA Network to TNN, which rebranded to Spike TV in August 2003. On October 3, 2005, Raw returned to the USA Network, where it remains today. As of December 9, 2020, all episodes of Raw are available on-demand on the WWE Network. Recent episodes are available for on-demand viewing 30 days after the primary air date.
Since its first episode, Raw has been broadcast live from 208 different arenas, 171 cities, and towns, and eleven different nations: us, Canada, UK, Afghanistan in 2005, Iraq in 2006 and 2007, South Africa, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Mexico
WWE SmackDown, also mentioned as Friday Night SmackDown or just SmackDown (branded as Friday Night SmackDown presented by Progressive Insurance for sponsorship reasons), is an American wrestling TV program produced by WWE that currently airs live every Friday at 8pm ET on Fox. Fox Deportes simulcasts the program with Spanish-language commentary. The show features characters from the SmackDown brand, to which WWE employees are assigned to figure and perform. The show is currently considered to be one among two flagship shows, in conjunction with Monday Night Raw.
SmackDown! debuted within us on UPN on August 29, 1999, and was formerly broadcast on Thursday nights. The show would move to Friday nights on September 9, 2005, and, after the merger of UPN and thus the WB, would begin airing on The CW in September 2006. The show would later move to MyNetworkTV in October 2008. On October 1, 2010, SmackDown moved to cable network Syfy, and would eventually return to Thursdays on January 15, 2015. The show then moved to the sibling USA Network on January 7, 2016, and later that year, beginning on July 19, 2016, SmackDown began broadcasting survive Tuesday nights. SmackDown’s move to FOX on October 4, 2019, marked the show’s return to Friday nights and over-the-air broadcast television.
SmackDown has been broadcast from 163 arenas, 148 cities, and towns, seven countries: us, Canada, UK, Iraq in 2003 and 2004 for Tribute to the Troops, Japan in 2005, Italy in 2007, and Mexico in 2011. before switching to its current live format, taped episodes premiered a couple of hours earlier in Ireland and thus the UK and each day earlier in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and thus the Philippines than us, due to time differences. For international broadcast listings, see below. The show celebrated its 15th anniversary on October 10, 2014, and thus the 1000th episode on October 16, 2018.