The rating for Friday’s SmackDown! (9/23/11) drew a 2.3 cable rating, increasing 23% from last weeks 1.78. This number was just short of the record 2.31 rating that was set on February 25, 2011 — days after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returned to the company.
The show also outdrew the live special that the company put together last month, which drew a 2.2 rating on SyFy. Both shows, however, drew 3.2 million viewers overall.