Syfy is currently paying around $600,000 per week to have WWE Smackdown on the network and the belief is that they were expecting at least a 2.0 rating or higher for that kind of money. While the debut show last week may have underperformed with a 1.7 rating, adding Smackdown to the network will add roughly 0.06 to Syfy’s weekly primetime ratings average and will easily be one of the highest rated shows on the network every week.

Source: Multichannel News