Is it to late for Fox to say nope, pay some kind of penalty and decide not to air Smackdown? Either that or change the timeslot to like 3:00 a.m. on a Tuesday morning? They have to be having buyer's remorse by now.
The ratings woes have been talked about within the TV industry according to the Observer, and it’s absolutely a major concern. And there’s always an escape clause for networks. I doubt it would ever come to that, but it’s definitely been discussed.