The episode drew an average of 2.016 million viewers, which is up from last Friday’s SmackDown episode that did an average of 1.935 million viewers.
The first hour saw it pull in 2.036 million viewers, hour two with 1.996 million viewers. This was the go-home show for Sunday’s Backlash PPV event.
It also pulled in an average of 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #1 for the night. That is the same from the 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic the show did last week.
SmackDown was #8 for the night among the networks in viewership, the same from last week’s #8 ranking. It was behind 20/20, Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods, Shark Tank, Dateline NBC, and other series among the top shows on network television.
It should be noted that this is the overnight number and the actual rating won’t be released until Monday.