5/19 WWE Smackdown TV Ratings – how did the pre-Extreme Rules episode fare?

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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This week’s Smackdown TV rating inched up from last week, but the show remains stuck at the bottom rung.

WWE Smackdown Ratings Tracking

May 19: Smackdown scored a 1.62 rating leading into Extreme Rules, slightly up from a 1.59 rating last week.

Through the first seven weeks of the second quarter, Smackdown has averaged a 1.65 rating, down one ladder rung from a 1.77 average rating in the first quarter.

– Smackdown drew 2.295 million viewers, slightly up from 2.262 million viewers last week.

– DEMOGRAPHICS: Smackdown fell one-tenth of a rating in males 18-34 to the lowest point of the year.

Males 18-49 also fell slightly, but adults 18-49 increased slightly.

Overall, the show has been stuck in below-average territory since WrestleMania Season.

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