The WWE SmackDown Rating Is In + Michael Cole’s RAW Mistake, Steve Austin’s Podcast, More


— It’s interesting to note that WWE is promoting Steve Austin’s podcast on
RAW. Jim Ross recently noted that current WWE talents have not appeared on his
podcast as they are “banned.” During Monday’s WWE Night Of Champions “go-home”
edition of RAW, the commentary team of Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL
promoted the “Steve Austin Show” podcast, noting that Kevin Nash will be on his
show this week. They actually messed up the plug, however, as they sent fans to
“,” when it’s actually

UPDATE: The Friday, September 12th edition of WWE
SmackDown scored a 1.95 (2.0) cable rating, according to
Nielsen Media Research. That marks a decrease compared to the previous week’s
show, which delivered a final rating of 2.02. The show averaged 2.821 million
viewers last Friday, also down from the average of 2.758 million that tuned in
the week before.

ORIGINAL: As noted earlier, Friday’s episode of WWE
SmackDown drew 2.82 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in the
18 – 49 demo. The viewership was up 2% from last week’s 2.76 million, while the
demo rating was even with last week and the third straight week at an 0.8. The
show was the top-rated original in basic cable for the night and served as the
lead-in for SyFy’s Z Nation, which scored 1.58 million viewers and a 0.6.

The household rating will be available later.

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