SmackDown ratings increase slightly with a post-PPV bump

In the SmackDown version of a post-PPV bump, ratings were up six percent for Tuesday night’s show following Sunday’s No Mercy PPV.

The show averaged 2.448 million viewers, up from 2.316 million the previous week.

That was good for sixth on the night in cable television viewers behind two separate MLB playoff games (the Chicago Cubs facing the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Washington Nationals), The O’Reilly Factor, The Kelly File, and Hannity. It was second in all of cable in the 18-49 demo with a 0.79 rating.

SmackDown held just over 89% of the Raw audience from the night before, in line with what it’s been doing since Raw has been going up against Monday Night Football this season. The show continued outpacing what it had been doing on Thursday nights prior to the WWE Draft.

Here’s a look at the ratings since the brand split, with the post-PPV episodes highlighted.

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