The Major League Baseball playoffs will be bumping WWE SmackDown from FOX to FS1 twice in October.
According to MLB's postseason schedule, FOX will be airing Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on October 15 and Game 3 of the World Series on October 29. As a result, per PWInsider, SmackDown will be shown on Fox Sports 1 instead.
During the 2020 playoffs, SmackDown aired on FS1 on October 23 and drew 881,000 viewers, a significant drop off from the 1.986 million people that watched the week prior. When it returned to FOX the following week, that number shot all the way up to 2.133 million viewers.
Whether the 5 p.m. PST start time remains the same for those weeks remains to be seen. Fightful will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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