The smack is back. The WWE’s ratings and audience have been all over the place this year with seemingly no particular rhyme or reason. Some weeks they’re up and some weeks they’re down, which is why this week’s numbers could very well be a surprise. The show was coming off its invasion of “Monday Night Raw” and there was a good chance for a trong showing.

According to, this week’s episode of “Smackdown Live” drew a .81 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.699 million viewers. These numbers are up 11% from last week’s .73 rating and 16% from last week’s 2.32 million viewers. The show was headlined by a Survivor Series qualifying match between Randy Orton and Sami Zayn. It was also up against game one of the World Series.

Miss this week’s show? Here are some highlights.

Top 10 SmackDown LIVE moments: WWE Top 10, October 24, 2017

Opinion: That’s a good sign as we head towards the pay per view. While there was no major development on the to angle, it’s clear that the fans are interested in what’s going on. It’s a big story and the fans are buying into it, which is a lot more than can be said about most top feuds.

Did you like this week’s show? How can WWE maintain this audience? Let us know in the comments below.


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