For the second straight week, SmackDown's viewership went up.
According to overnight numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the May 15 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.042 million viewers, up from last week's 2.040 million viewers. This is the first time SmackDown's viewership went up in consecutive weeks since the February 21 and 28 episodes.
In the 18-49 demographic, the show drew a 0.55 rating, up from last week's 0.5 rating. Between ABC, CBS, CW, FOX and NBC, ABC's Shark Tank was the highest-rated shows in the 18-49 demographic, drawing a 0.7 rating.
Hour 1: 2.030 million viewers, 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 2.055 million viewers, 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (5/15) Videos On YouTube
Otis fakes out Braun Strowman with Money In The Bank juke (635,000 viewers)
Otis & Braun Strowman vs. The Miz & John Morrison (429,000 viewers)
Otis gets his Mr. Money In The Bank close-up on Miz TV (227,000 views)
The truth closing in on SmackDown Superstars (199,000 views)
If you missed any of the action from SmackDown, check out Fightful’s full report on the show and listen to the post-show podcast for a complete review of all the action.
For a full breakdown on viewership numbers from various wrestling programs, check out Fightful's resources page.