SmackDown Rating Greatly Increases, Preliminary Buy Number For Survivor Series

— The preliminary buy figure for this year’s Survivor Series is in the 240,000 to 250,000 range, according to World Wrestling Entertainment’s corporate website. The number is up from the previous year, which drew 225,000 buys.

— Tuesday night’s live episode of SmackDown on the USA Network garnered a 2.5 cable rating, the program’s best mark since September 12, 2008.

— Beth Phoenix and Kelly Kelly vs. Lay-Cool is the only match being advertised by for tonight’s episode of WWE Superstars. David Hart Smith vs. Zack Ryder and The Usos vs. Yoshi Tatsu and Darren Young will also take place on the show.

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