WWE SmackDown 4/16 Viewership Up From Post-WrestleMania Episode, Rating Down

Night two of the Superstar Shake-Up outperforms post-WrestleMania episode.

ShowBuzzDaily reports that Tuesday's episode of WWE SmackDown drew 2,219,000 viewers. This number is up from the SmackDown After Mania episode, which drew 2,199,000 viewers. It's also up from the WrestleMania go-home show, which came in at 2,141,000 viewers.

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While the viewership number was up, the rating was down as the show averaged a 0.74 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. This number is down from last week's 0.78 number. SmackDown finished third among cable originals, losing out to the two NBA playoff games on TNT.

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (4/16) Videos On YouTube

Roman Reigns decks Mr. McMahon with a Superman Punch (1.6 million views)

Paige introduces the team of Kairi Sane & Asuka (582,000 views)

Kevin Owens wants to join The New Day (530,000 views)

Kevin Owens & The New Day vs. Cesaro, Rusev, & Shinsuke Nakamura (431,000 views)

Finn Balor vs. Ali (392,000 views)

If you missed anything from WWE SmackDown Live, head over to Fightful's full report for a recap. And check out the post-show podcast for a complete review and breakdown of all the action.

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