The Thursday, May 14, 2015, WWE Payback “go-home” edition of WWE SmackDown scored a final cable rating of 1.79, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The 1.79 number marks a pretty significant decrease compared to last week’s show, which finished with a 1.86 cable rating.
Thursday’s SmackDown averaged 2.528 million viewers, which was also down from the previous week’s show, as the May 7th edition of SmackDown drew 2.575 million viewers.
It’s worth noting that SmackDown this week went up against an NBA Playoff game. However, it’s also worth pointing out that the episode of SmackDown that aired this time last year (May 16, 2014) went up against the NFL Draft and the NBA Playoffs, and still delivered a 1.77 rating with 2.485 million viewers.
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