SmackDown rating remains steady heading into WWE Fastlane.
ShowBuzzDaily reports that the Mar. 5 episode of SmackDown drew 2,155,000 viewers. This number is in line with last week's 2,150,000 viewers. SmackDown averaged 2,073,000 viewers for the month of February, meaning the first week of March is ahead of the February average.
Tuesday's episode drew a 0.70 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic, down from last week's 0.76 rating. The rating drop can be partially attributed to NBA competition. The Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics game (which tipped off after SmackDown was off the air) won the night with a 0.83 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. The Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets game (on throughout the entirety of SmackDown) drew a 0.52 rating.
SmackDown finished third among cable originals behind Warriors-Celtics and Curse of Oak Island.
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