— Reversing a somewhat troubling trend for WWE, last night’s Smackdown saw a rise in viewership, generating an average audience of 2.328 million, up from last week’s 2.175 million.

— The show was up against stiff competition as Game Four of the NBA Eastern Conference between the Cavs and Celtics aired head-to-head against Smackdown for the last 90 minutes and averaged over 7 million viewers.

— Smackdown was likely buoyed by the fact that it was coming off of the Backlash PPV, but on the flip side, the only thing advertised more than a day out was Jinder Mahal’s celebration.

— Smackdown also achieved almost 90% of Raw’s viewers, which is the second highest number all year.

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