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Friday Night SmackDown Ratings – April 22nd

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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 22nd episode of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in an average audience of 1,952,000 viewers. The show also received a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 year-old demographic.

That is a decrease on the previous week where an average of 2,142,000 viewers tuned in to the blue brand.

Both figures from the most recent episode, represent the lowest ratings since July 2nd, as the show was once again impacted by the NBA Playoffs.

The April 22nd edition of Friday Night SmackDown saw Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair come face to face once again as they signed the contract for their “I Quit” Match at WrestleMania Backlash. In the segment, Drew Gulak continued in his role as announcer, offering a PowerPoint presentation on the rules of the match.

Meanwhile, there were wins for Gunther, Madcap Moss and Riddle who saw off the challenge of Jey Uso as the rivalry between the SmackDown Tag Team Champions and RK-Bro continued.

In the main event, Drew McIntyre and Sami Zayn squared off in a Lumberjack Match after Zayn and escape from the former World Champion’s clutches the previous two weeks. The action got wildly out of control as the lumberjack’s including RK-Bro and The Usos began brawling outside the ring. In the midst of the chaos, Zayn escaped again. After the match Adam Pearce announced that the pair will meet again next week in a Cage Match.

Date & EpisodeViewership
22/04/2022 Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn 1,952,000
15/04/2022 RK-Bro/The Usos segment2,142,000
8/04/22 Post-WrestleMania SmackDown2,230,000
1/04/22 WrestleMania SmackDown2,359,000
25/03/22 Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar confrontation2,180,000
18/03/22 Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey confrontation2,147,000
11/03/22 Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn2,226,000
4/03/22 Ronda Rousey vs. Sonya Deville2,261,000
25/02/22 Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar contract signing2,114,000
18/02/22 Roman Reigns, Goldberg face-to-face2,173,000
11/02/22 Naomi vs. Charlotte Flair2,231,000
04/02/22 Rousey-Flair Faceoff2,151,000
28/01/22 Roman-Seth Faceoff, Naomi vs. Sonya2,217,000
21/01/22 Usos vs. Seth & Owens2,255,000
14/01/22 Seth and Roman Faceoff.2,174,000
07/01/22 Usos vs. New Day Street Fight, Brock-Roman Face-off2,271,000