The total viewership and demo ratings for the latest instalment of Friday Night SmackDown have been revealed.
As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the April 1st edition of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in 2,359,000 viewers. That is an increase on the previous week, which saw 2,180,000 people tune in.
The show scored a 0.61 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic, which works out at 799,000 viewers. This is again an increase from March 25, which got a 0.49 rating with 638,000 viewers.
The April 1st episode of the blue brand was billed as a special WrestleMania SmackDown. The show opened with the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Many of the competitors were eliminated quickly, and in no time, it was left to Finn Balor and Madcap Moss to fight for the win. After a short back and forth it was Moss who claimed victory.
Elsewhere, there was a special edition of Happy Talk featuring Drew McIntyre’s sword Angela in the main event, and Ricochet defended the Intercontinental Championship against Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo in a Triple Threat Match.
For much of the bout Los Lotharios worked together to try and defeat the champion before eventually turning on each other. Ricochet got the win after hitting the 630 Splash on Angel before following it up with a Recoil on Humberto.
Friday Night SmackDown Ratings 2022
|Date & Episode||Viewership|
|1/04/22 WrestleMania SmackDown||2,359,000|
|25/03/22 Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar confrontation||2,180,000|
|18/03/22 Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey confrontation||2,147,000|
|11/03/22 Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn||2,226,000|
|4/03/22 Ronda Rousey vs. Sonya Deville||2,261,000|
|25/02/22 Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar contract signing||2,114,000|
|18/02/22 Roman Reigns, Goldberg face-to-face||2,173,000|
|11/02/22 Naomi vs. Charlotte Flair||2,231,000|
|04/02/22 Rousey-Flair Faceoff||2,151,000|
|28/01/22 Roman-Seth Faceoff, Naomi vs. Sonya||2,217,000|
|21/01/22 Usos vs. Seth & Owens||2,255,000|
|14/01/22 Seth and Roman Faceoff.||2,174,000|
|07/01/22 Usos vs. New Day Street Fight, Brock-Roman Face-off||2,271,000|