Did CM Punk Boost The SmackDown Rating?, Total Divas Billboard In NYC, Charlie Norris

– Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown, which featured an advertised appearance by CM Punk, scored a 1.83 cable rating. This is essentially flat with a 1.82 rating the week before and a 1.83 rating for the Oct. 4 edition.

The program averaged 2,640,000 viewers over the course of two hours, an improvement of eight percent. It was the show’s most viewers since last month.

While the rating for SmackDown was practically even with the Oct. 11 episode, there were strong viewership increases in the younger male demographics. On cable television for the night, Smackdown ranked No. 5 in overall viewers.

– On Nov. 17, Total Divas returns at a new time (9:00 p.m.) with six all-new episodes. There is an advertising campaign for the reality show as a billboard was placed in New York City.

– Former WCW wrestler Charlie Norris turns 48-years-old on Monday.

See photos of AJ Lee with CM Punk

(source: Pro Wrestling Torch)