Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer
— Friday night’s episode of WWE SmackDown garnered a 2.14 (2.1) cable rating, with 3.3 million viewers. That’s down just slightly from last week’s 2.18 but up in overall veiwers by six percent. The show ranked #4 among cable TV shows in overall viewers, #5 in the male 18 – 34 demographic and #3 in the 18 – 49 demo. The show was behind Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush on Discovery Channel, Fox News’ election coverage, and Disney Channel programming, but ahead of ESPN’s NBA game and UFC on F/X 1. The latter two shows had 1.9 million and 1.3 million viewers, respectively.
— At one point this year, Big Show vs. Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Title was discussed for WrestleMania 28. Show will likely end up going against NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.