WWE SmackDown 3/5 Viewership Steady; Rating Down 8 Percent

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. 

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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.

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (3/5) Videos on YouTube

Becky Lynch fends off Charlotte Flair's assault (869,000 views)

Kevin Owens confronts Daniel Bryan (468,000 views)

US Title Fatal-Four Way: R-Truth vs. Andrade vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe (468,000 views)

Kevin Owens vs. Rowan (383,000 views)

Who answered R-Truth's US Title Open Challenge? (357,000 views)

If you missed anything from SmackDown Live, check out Fightful's full report for a recap. And listen to the post-show podcast for a full review.

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