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WWE SmackDown Live ratings (April 17, 2018): Superstar Shakeup holds up well against NBA competition

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SmackDown shook things up on April 17, and the promise of roster changes helped stave off a huge dip in post-WrestleMania viewership numbers, and audience size and ratings dropped, but remained above their usual non-event range for WWE on Tuesday night.

This week’s show on USA Network drew 2,796,000 viewers, down a little more than 150K from April 10’s ‘Mania fallout show. That was good for fifth biggest audience among cable originals, behind the usual suspects, Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and Sean Hannity on Fox News, and two NBA Playoff games.

Because of the basketball, SmackDown didn’t win the night among 18 - 49 year olds. But finishing third is okay considering they held last week’s number at .98, and well outpaced any non-NBA competition on cable.

How will the revamped roster do? Here’s a list of SmackDown’s numbers over the past six months (including overall 18 - 49 year old ratings for 2018 episodes) for reference while you ponder that:

April 10 - 2.95 million / .98
April 3 - 2.47 million / .79
Mar. 27 - 2.57 million / .78
Mar. 20 - 2.89 million / .99
Mar. 13 - 2.77 million / .91
Mar. 6 - 2.59 million / .75
Feb. 28 - 2.69 million / .86
Feb. 20 - 2.61 million / .8
Feb. 13 - 2.45 million / .76
Feb. 6 - 2.51 million / .75
Jan. 30 - 2.51 million / .76
Jan. 23 - 2.58 million / .8
Jan. 16 - 2.6 million / .78
Jan. 9 - 2.6 million / .76
Jan. 2 - 2.72 million / .82
Dec. 26 - 2.66 million
Dec. 19 - 2.58 million
Dec. 12 - 2.48 million
Dec. 5 - 2.49 million
Nov. 28 - 2.68 million
Nov. 21 - 2.66 million
Nov. 14 - 2.61 million
Nov. 7 - 2.6 million
Oct. 31 - 2.12 million
Oct. 24 - 2.7 million
Oct. 17 - 2.32 million
Oct. 10 - 2.47 million
Oct. 3 - 2.32 million

For complete results and the live blog for SmackDown this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.

Source: Showbuzz Daily