— UPDATE: WWE SmackDown scored a 2.01 (2.0) cable rating, which is even with last week’s rating.
— ORIGINAL: Friday night’s episode of WWE SmackDown brought in 2.72 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic. Those numbers are down 5% and a tenth from 2.89 million and a 0.8, respectively. It is still up against the rating two weeks ago, however.
The household rating will be available later.
— WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley posted a new Facebook blog today discussing The Miz. Foley said:
“With that being said, I’m enjoying this new, rejuvanated #Miz. He seems to have some of that old swagger and confidence back – and I think last week’s match with Dolph Ziggler opened some eyes as to what he’s capable of inside the ring. He’s at-home on guest commentary – no easy feat, and his selling of the feigned Ziggler kick was priceless, and made his post-match aggression all the more effective.”
Remember, this was a guy I thought enough of to make the lead character in my Christmas book – and that’s not a decision I make easily! All you need do is look at that photo of Miz with Santa to know that he’s absolutely cut out to be a bad guy. That babyface run never did seem like a comfortable fit. Here’s to a nice run by the Miz – and some great Miz/Ziggler matches along the way. I think this match has the potential to steal the show at #Summerslam.”