WWE Smackdown Live Ratings: Viewers again decline on May 1, NBA Playoffs dominate cable

Smackdown Live Ratings

WWE Smackdown Live ratings are in for May 1, 2018.

This week’s episode from Montreal, the go-home show for Backlash, drew an average of 2.44 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.

This is down from last week’s show that drew 2.55 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 4 for the night on cable, with two NBA Playoff games dominating the night on cable drawing 5.652 million (Pelicans/Warriors) and 5.587 million (Cavs/Raptors).

Per a report by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, this was the lowest rated episode of Smackdown Live on the USA Network so far this year.

Demographic ratings for Smackdown Live

Smackdown, headlined by Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Asuka vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella and The IIconics in a six woman tag team match, averaged a 0.77 rating among adults 18-49. This is down from last week’s 0.80 rating last week.