Last night's episode of SmackDown Live, featuring the return of General Manager Daniel Bryan to deal with the controversial ending to Sunday's first-ever women's Money In the Bank match, drew 2.597 million viewers, according to ShowBuzz Daily. This is up over 20% from the year-low 2.072 million viewers that watched last week's episode. This is the first episode over 2.5 million viewers since the April 18th episode.
SmackDown came in at #4 in viewership on cable for the night, behind The Haves & The Have Nots, Tucker Carlson and Hannity. SmackDown did manage to come in at #1 in the highly coveted 18-49 demographic.
The previous night's episode of RAW also saw a large increase from the episode before, drawing 3.102 million viewers, which was up 18% from last week's 2.542 million viewers.
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