WWE Smackdown Live Viewership Up With Becky Lynch's Return


-- Last night's WWE Smackdown Live was up in viewership numbers, generating 2.264 million up approximately 5% from 2.150 million week-over-week. Smackdown also retained over 95% of the Raw audience, which is a much higher figure than normal. Year-over-year though, Smackdown is down over 15%.

-- On the night, Smackdown was 9th in total viewership but finished first in the 18-49 demographic. CBS aired re-runs in the 8PM ET timeslot and was down over 50% in ratings, which is likely another good reason for Smackdown's increase. Sports competition was pretty much non-existent with only a college basketball game on ESPN that only drew 1.590 million viewers.