SmackDown scored 2.885 million viewers, which is up from the 2.698 million viewers last week. The first SmackDown since WrestleMania 33 was also the highest rated episode for the blue brand of 2017.
Two big names to debut on the main roster were Tye Dillinger and Shinsuke Nakamura. Also, Randy Orton and Luke Harper defeated Bray Wyatt and a returning Erick Rowan. AJ Styles also teased a face turn.
While SmackDown did great numbers, they weren’t even close to topping RAW.