Smackdown Live Viewership Soars for Post-WrestleMania Show

-- Tuesday's Smackdown Live soared in the ratings, generating almost three million viewers for the first time since last year's Superstar Shake-Up edition. The show came in at 2.952 million, up significantly from last week's 2.467 million and also up slightly from last year's post-WrestleMania show which did 2.885 million. It was the third most watched episode since Smackdown went live almost two years ago.

-- The usual bump from WrestleMania definitely helped as did fan interest to see who would be debuting or returning on the blue brand.

-- On the night, Smackdown was #3 in total viewers on cable but was a clear #1 in the key 18-49 demographic. On the network side, viewership was generally down, with Roseanne leading the way at 13.765 million.