WWE can tout a rise in rating for their Smackdown show two weeks in a row. WWE debuted the Thunderdome last week and saw 2,168.000 viewers. This week, Smackdown saw 20,000 more viewers ar 2,181,000,
Hour one of Smackdown saw 2,210,000 and hour two saw 2,151,000. WWE was not able to retain their audience for the night.