This past Friday night's edition of WWE Smackdown, which was John Cena's second show since returning to Smackdown as the World Heavyweight Champion, finished with a 2.08 rating, which is up from the previous week's 1.9 rating.
Zap2It.com reports the show averaged 2.946 million viewers, which is up from the previous week's 2.730 million viewers.
The 11/1 Smackdown broadcast, which marked Cena's return to Smackdown as the new Champion, went up against an NBA game that night, and it should be noted that last week's edition of the show did not compete against The NBA.
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