A heavily-hyped episode of Smackdown Live that featured three title matches and the return of John Cena drove Smackdown Live to its much-deserved first ratings win over the flagship show since the brand split officially began. Overall, Smackdown brought in 2.89 million viewers, just edging out Raw’s 2.86 million average, and a significant increase over last week’s episode. The show also brought in a 0.94 rating in the 18-49 demographic, good enough for third overall among original cable programming for Tuesday night, behind History Channel’s Curse of Oak Island and an NCAA Bowl Game on ESPN.

Numbers are courtesy of Showbuzz Daily.