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 & Episode||Viewership|
|22/04/2022 Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn||1,952,000|
|15/04/2022 RK-Bro/The Usos segment||2,142,000|
|8/04/22 Post-WrestleMania SmackDown||2,230,000|
|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|