WWE SmackDown 4/30 Viewership Drops Below 2 Million; Rating Down 23% From Last Week

Bad news for WWE SmackDown.

ShowBuzzDaily reports that Tuesday's episode of WWE SmackDown Live drew 1,833,000 viewers, marking a 2019 viewership low for the series. It's also the lowest viewership number since the show moved to Tuesdays. The previous low was on Feb. 5 when the show drew 1,841,000 viewers. That episode was up against Donald Trump's State of the Union Address.

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Perhaps the more alarming news is the rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. Tuesday's episode drew a 0.54 rating, a 23% decrease from last week's 0.71 rating in the same demographic. For comparison, the Feb. 5 episode drew a 0.64 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic.

SmackDown finished seventh among cable originals, losing out to NBA coverage (two games and the post-game) on TNT, Curse of Oak Island on History, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on BRAVO, and the Bruins vs. Blue Jackets on NBC Sports.

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The Hardy Boyz gives up the SmackDown Tag Team Titles; Lars Sullivan attacks (1 million views)

Handicap match: Roman Reigns vs. B-Team (621,000 views)

Roman Reigns explains why he punched Mr. McMahon (602,000 views)

Kevin Owens mocks New Day, brawls with Kofi Kingston (539,000 views)

Finn Balor & Ali vs. Randy Orton & Andrade (461,000 views)

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

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