Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live averaged 2.175 million viewers for USA Network, according to Showbuzzdaily.com. The number was down from the 2.348 million count from last Tuesday’s edition.
Powell’s POV: A new low for Smackdown in 2017 and heading into the Backlash event. WWE advertised Jinder Mahal vs. AJ Styles as well as Randy Orton vs. Baron Corbin heading into the show. It’s worth noting that the show aired opposite the first hour of an NBA Playoff game that topped five million viewers, and the NBA Draft Lottery that drew 3.224 million viewers for ESPN. We hope to have the actual rating later today.