those are great numbers, you don't randomly get +2 million viewers because of the draft
the increase is pretty big
First off, it's one million.
The alternate explanation is that Smackdown just happens to increase this week.
Which means OF COURSE it's the draft. What else?
I swear, some people still believe earth is flat and Vince knows what he's Doing.
And let us be honest here, the shock is not Smackdown drawing a good number because of its inaugural new era show, it's RAW actually losing viewers for its doomsday show.
For a Draft show..and they still barely beat them, with no 3rd hour to drag them down. That isn't good, bro. That is SCARY bad. This was the Draft with the ENTIRE roster on the show.
Well. Considering 2016 standards, especially for SmackDown, this is a good number. The show went under 2 milions not so long ago. Is it bad overall speaking for the draft? Yes, but for SD, this is quite a nice number. Was the show good? Nope, but this goes to show you if you promote something, you can gather interest.
We'll see if they can keep up the momentum even after the draft buzz (answer, they won't)