WWE pre-recorded Friday Night SmackDown and Raw this week in Manchester. The numbers are in for last night’s SmackDown show and they increased from last week with a taped show.
According to Showbuzz Daily, WWE Friday Night SmackDown brought in 2.725 million viewers in the first hour and 2.510 in the second. This comes to an average of 2.6175 million viewers. That is up from last week’s average of 2.543 million.
Perhaps WWE might want to consider taping more episodes of Raw and SmackDown. It doesn’t appear to inflict much damage at all to the ratings.