– The Friday, January 17th edition of WWE SmackDown drew a final cable rating of 2.11, up from last week’s 1.96 final draw. The show averaged 2.916 million viewers, which was actually down from the 2.816 million viewers the show averaged the previous week.
– WWE Superstar Batista, who helped WWE draw the biggest RAW rating since March of 2013, tweeted the following about his return on Wednesday:
Just wanted to thank everyone who supported my return. I missed you guys!! All you other negative Smarks can suck my balls! Haha!!! #onelife
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) January 23, 2014