First edition of WWE Smackdown Live draws a 3.17 million viewers on the USA Network, No. 1 ranked show

The 7/19 first edition of WWE Smackdown Live drew an average of 3.17 million viewers on the USA Network on Tuesday night according to Showbuzzdaily.com.

It was expected to be up from last week’s final Thursday show that drew 2.07 million viewers. Smackdown was the No. 1 rated show on cable on Tuesday night.

Smackdown Live, headlined by a rematch for the WWE Championship between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, drew a 1.18 rating among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night.