SmackDown's downward spiral in the viewership numbers continues this week.
According to overnight numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the May 1 episode of SmackDown averaged 1.918 million viewers, down from last week's 2.014 million viewers. This week's number is the lowest for a SmackDown episode in 2020 and the second-lowest since moving to FOX last fall. The lowest viewership number in the FOX era is the October 25 episode, which drew 888,000 viewers due to it airing on FOX Sports 1.
In the 18-49 demographic, the show drew a 0.5 rating, the same as last week and down from the 0.6 rating the show drew two weeks ago. Between ABC, CBS, CW, FOX and NBC, ABC's Shark Tank was the highest-rated show in the 18-49 demographic, drawing a 0.8 rating.
Hour 1: 1.941 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 1.896 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (5/1) Videos On YouTube
Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler (327,000 viewers)
Sasha Banks sets up Tamina for blindside attack (290,000 views)
Mandy Rose vs. Carmella (241,000 views)
Sonya Deville snaps on Mandy Rose in vicious attack (224,000 views)
For a full breakdown on viewership numbers from various wrestling programs, check out Fightful's resources page.