– This week’s WWE SmackDown, featuring the final build for Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view, drew 2.607 million viewers. This is up slightly from last week’s 2.603 million viewers.
SmackDown was #7 in viewership for this week on cable, behind college sports on ESPN, Curse of Oak Island, Rachel Maddow and Hannity. SmackDown was #5 in the 18-49 demographic, behind college sports on ESPN and American Horror Story.
In comparison, Monday’s RAW drew 3.031 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.841 million viewers and the first time RAW has broke the 3 million mark since late August.
– As noted, WWE released James Ellsworth today. Ellsworth responded to the release on Twitter, writing:
Thank you @WWE for letting me live my dream,thank you fans for all the support, l’ll continue to prove #AnyManWithTwoHandsHasAFightingChance
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) November 15, 2017
– Xavier Woods took a shot at The Shield today when responding to a tweet on last night’s SmackDown segment. As noted, Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view will feature The Shield vs. The New Day in six-man action. Woods wrote today:
Yea they caught us last night, but just remember that the shield isn’t a real team. They work for the individual glory while we work for the glory of the team. #CuffingSeason https://t.co/8RDfqhmhaY
— 🍩Austin Creed🍩 (@XavierWoodsPhD) November 15, 2017
Thank you @XavierWoodsPhD, @WWEBigE and @TrueKofi for introducing the wrestling world to #CuffIngSeason. pic.twitter.com/IxPua5WeJo
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) November 15, 2017
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