Smackdown pulled a big number for night one of the WWE Draft, drawing 2,473,000 viewers against big competition including the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, and the NFL Draft. That was up 298,000 viewers from the prior week and the best number since January 27.
In the 18-49 demo, Smackdown did a 0.67 rating, up 0.13 from the week before and was #1 on network television and #5 in all of TV. In the overnight ratings, the show did 2,249,000 viewers in the first hour and 2,347,000 viewers in the second hour. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)