Last Friday’s season premiere of Smackdown was the best season-opener for the show in three years in viewers (4.6 million), and ranked #1 in adults 18-34, men 18-34, men 18-49, teens and male teens, according to Nielsen Media Research by way of Mediaweek.com.
RAW scored a 3.4 cable rating with hours of 3.4 and 3.4, up from last week’s 3.3, according to Nielsen and PWInsider.
ECW scored a 1.1 cable rating, down from last week’s 1.4, also from Nielsen and PWInsider.
In other news:
– Dave “Gangrel” Heath was backstage visiting TNA on Monday, according to PWInsider.
– The mystery woman at Smackdown’s tapings was (highlight for spoilers) Krissy Vaine, formerly of FCW, according to WrestlingObserver.com.
– Highlight the following for Heat spoilers for tomorrow’s online show, according to WrestlingObserver.com: Highlanders over Jay Bradley & K.C. James; Val Venis over Silas Young; Jim Duggan over Daivari; and Mickie James over Jillian Hall.