Thursday’s WWE Smackdown scored a 1.75 rating, up from the 1.66 rating the show drew last week. As previously noted, the show averaged 2.44 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.328 million viewers.
Powell’s POV: The college basketball tournament ended on Monday. So while it clearly took a chunk out of Raw’s viewership, Smackdown benefitted from that lack of strong competition. The April 9, 2015 Smackdown delivered a 1.88 rating with 2.631 million viewers.