December 22, 2016

Update on Mickie James Return to WWE, Total Divas Viewership Sees Big Increase With New Timeslot

- Last night's episode of WWE Total Divas on the E! network drew 705,000 viewers. This is up 27% from last week's 556,000 viewers and is a new high for season 6. Last night's show was the first in a new timeslot - 9pm EST instead of 8pm EST.

This week's Total Divas ranked #12 on the Cable Top 150, an increase from the previous week's show, which ranked #19.

Below is a look at the viewership breakdown for this season:

Episode 1: 632,000 viewers
Episode 2: 461,000 viewers
Episode 3: 595,000 viewers
Episode 4: 563,000 viewers
Episode 5: 556,000 viewers
Episode 6: 705,000 viewers

- As noted, WWE signed Mickie James to a new multi-year deal for the SmackDown brand.

Dave Meltzer noted at F4WOnline thay Mickie James was in Pittsburgh today completing her physicals for her WWE return.

Mickie James is expected to return to the WWE Smackdown Live brand.