Last week's episode of WWE Smackdown did an average viewing audience of 2,490,000 viewers on SyFy.
Smackdown Ratings & Viewership Archive
That goes to show that the increases over the last three weeks were directly attributable to Vince and CM Punk being on the shows. Maybe it’s time to give Punk the lead of the “blue brand”.
Think this is a wake up call for the WWE and Vince that they need to push more of the younger talents like Wade Barrett, Antonio Cesaro, Tyson Kidd,etc and not rely on the same guys all the time (Orton. Del Rio, Bryan, Cena,etc)