In what may be the final nail in UPN's coffin, News Corp. outbid Viacom for ownership of Chris-Craft Industries, Inc. and its 10 UPN-affiliated stations, Variety
reports. The potential loss of these stations (in cities such as New York and Los Angeles) could cripple the network, home of WWF Smackdown
. News Corp., which owns Fox, is expected to make a decision whether or not to drop UPN's affiliation from the stations early next year.