WrestleMania Match Scrapped, SmackDown Rating
Source: The Wrestling Observer
— At one point this year, Big Show vs. Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Title was discussed for WrestleMania 28. Show will likely end up doing something with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal on the show.
— Friday night’s episode of WWE SmackDown garnered a 2.14 (2.1) cable rating, with 3.3 million viewers. That’s down just slightly from last week’s 2.18 but up in overall veiwers by six percent. The show ranked #4 among cable TV shows in overall viewers, #5 in the male 18 – 34 demographic and #3 in the 18 – 49 demo. The show was behind Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush on Discovery Channel, Fox News’ election coverage, and Disney Channel programming, but ahead of ESPN’s NBA game and UFC on F/X 1. The latter two shows had 1.9 million and 1.3 million viewers, respectively.