By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown Live scored a 1.38 rating, down from the 1.46 rating the show drew last week. As previously noted, the show averaged 1.827 million viewers, down from last week’s 1.931 million viewers.
Powell’s POV: Smackdown ran opposite an NBA playoff game that delivered 7.315 million viewers for ESPN, and the NBA draft lottery special that produced 4.427 million viewers. Smackdown finished sixth in the 18-49 demographic in the cable ratings. The May 15, 2018 edition of Smackdown delivered a 1.64 rating with 2.298 million viewers.
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