-- Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown did a 2.16 (2.2) cable rating, with 3.19 million viewers. Those numbers are up six and seven percent, respectively, from the week before. The overall rating was slightly below the Rock's return episode on January 11th but overall viewership was slightly above it.
The viewership was the highest for a first-run Friday episode of the show since the same week last year, when the show did 3.26 million viewers. Smackdown ranked #3 among cable shows for the night in overall viewers, #6 in the male 18 - 34 demo, #3 among males 18 - 49 and #4 in the male 12 - 34 demographic.
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