Vince McMahon details just how successful SmackDown Live has been since brand split

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The brand split that saw SmackDown Live and Monday Night Raw acquire their very own general managers, commissioners and rosters has been in effect for a few months now, and already the product between the two shows feels different.

Vince McMahon proclaimed that he wanted some competition between his children and threw down the gauntlet when he initiated a draft back in July.

A few months on, where do we stand?

Both shows have their own world titles - SmackDown Live with the WWE World Championship held by AJ Styles and Raw with the Universal Championship held by Kevin Owens - and they also have their own women's and tag team titles, too.

But which show is thriving? Monday Night Raw is, of course, the company's flagship show and has been the base of the company since it's debut in 1993.

However, many fans enjoy SmackDown Live a great deal more these days, particularly because of the shorter running time of two hours, concentrated storylines and fresh rivalries.

During a recent earnings call, Vince McMahon discussed just how successful the Blue Brand has become on Tuesday nights and how vastly it has improved.

"As far as television ratings are concerned, our brand extension we think continues to work very well. As far as is SmackDown as you know we went to a live format, it's live format is about twice the ratings that were in the same time slot a year ago and is about 16% above what we were doing with SmackDown on a tape basis on Thursday nights on USA," he added.

Which show do you prefer, Raw or SmackDown?

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