It’s safe to say that, Draft episode aside, Raw still maintains a comfortable lead over Smackdown in the ratings, as the blue brand saw ratings drop slightly from last week. The third live episode of Smackdown brought in 2.68 million viewers and a 0.93 rating in the 18-49 demo, well below the 3.31 and 1.24 that Raw pulled down, and a small decrease over the previous week. The good news, however, is that Smackdown won the night among original cable programming, and is still drawing the highest viewership it has since early this year, with demographic ratings the best they’ve been in two years, which means that viewers are willing to give the show a chance. All WWE needs to do now is give them a reason to stay.
All numbers are courtesy of ShowBuzzDaily.com