From what I've seen from the AP wires and such, nope; Each ratings point represents 1,067,000 households.
So, that would say SD's rating is doing better than Raw, period.
"I only wish Eminem could relax and enjoy all he has: his unique talent, and his smooth white hair, which brings to mind a beagle's nutsack. He should lighten up...I mean, my mom was a bitch too, but I don't go writing songs about it." --Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog
I think the guy meant that since RAW is available to more people, that it should be expected to get a higher rating based on that alone (which is true). Smackdown always has a hill to climb because of the difference in ratios of how many people ARE watching to how many people COULD be watching.
Actually, once upon a time, numbers from Broadcast Television meant more than Cable television because more people have access to Broadcast than Cable. So a 4.1 for a CBS/NBC/Whatever show means more people were watching than a 4.1 for ESPN/Comedy Central. But they redid the ratings in the past couple years, so I don't know if they're balanced now.
So today, RAW's 3.7 is actually bigger than a 3.7 from over 2 years ago.
"You gotta hate somebody before this is over. Them, me, it doesn't matter."
"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."
"Who do you love?"
-Wintermute to Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer
For a while it was blowing RAW out of the water but lately RAW has been so much better it's not even funny. SDown has way too much Vinnie Mac influence. He is SD!'s main heel and every other main event heel is a huge monster just like Vince loves.