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SmackDown Live ratings (Sept. 27, 2016): Up from last week, still can’t catch Raw

The blue brand bounced back a bit from last week’s disappointing 2.292 million viewers on Sept. 27, 2016.

Headlined by a WWE World title match which was announced a week in advance, SmackDown Live drew an audience of 2.340 million. The two hour broadcast was the highest rated program among 18-49 year olds for the third week in a row with a .74. The only programs on cable which attracted more viewers were Fox News programs, presumably still analyzing and spinning the debate from Monday night.

Speaking of the Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which had a Super Bowl-esque ratings performance and crushed Monday Night Raw, the red brand still managed to pull a bigger audience than SmackDown, barely winning the intra-company competition by 138,000 viewers.

While it won’t attract anything close to the 100 million who watched Monday’s face-off between the Democratic and Republican nominees, next Tuesday, SmackDown will get their dose of election fever, when they go head-to-head with the Vice-Presidential debate.

For complete results and the live blog for SmackDown this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.

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