Smackdown - April 17 / Video Cover via WWE

Ratings: WWE SmackDown Steady In Demo For Superstar Shakeup; Unsolved Declines

Ratings are in for this week’s editions of WWE SmackDown! Live and Unsolved.

Powered by interest in the annual “Superstar Shakeup,” Tuesday’s edition of WWE SmackDown! Live drew the same demo rating as last week’s post-WrestleMania edition.

It did, however, endure a slight week-to-week loss in viewership.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Tuesday’s SmackDown! drew a 0.98 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 2.80 million overall viewers.

Last week’s episode drew the same 0.98 rating but reached an overall audience of 2.95 million viewers.

This Tuesday’s SmackDown! was the night’s #3 cable original in adults 18-49, trailing only two NBA Playoff games.

— While SmackDown! held up in the demo, “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and tThe Notorious BIG” slid to a new low. This week’s edition of the true crime series drew a 0.29 in the adults 18-49 demographic and 0.76 million in overall viewership.

Last week’s episode drew a 0.33 and 0.81 million.

Pictured: Smackdown – April 17 / Video Cover via WWE

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