Friday Night SmackDown Ratings – August 12th 2022

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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 August 12th edition of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in an average of 1,927,000 viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.

By contrast the previous week drew an average of 2,093,000 viewers with a 0.49 rating in the key demographic.

The August 12th episode of SmackDown was headlined by Intercontinental Title clash between Gunther and Shinsuke Nakamura. Unsurprisingly, the bout was one of the most hard-hitting matches the show has seen for some time, with both men holding nothing back. Despite the best efforts of Nakamura it was the giant Austrian who retained his title.

Elsewhere Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah advanced in the Women’s Tag Team Title Tournament while the Viking Raiders delivered a brutal assault to Kofi Kingston.

The other big talking point from the show was the return of Hit Row. Flanked by B-Fab, Top Dolla and Ashante “Thee” Adonis made short work of two local talents.

SmackDown Ratings

Date & Episode Viewership
12/08/2022 Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Gunther1,927,000
05/08/2022 Karrion Kross & Scarlett Return 2,093,000
29/07/2022 SummerSlam go-home show 2,193,000
22/07/2022 Stephanie McMahon open 2,256,000
15/07/2022 Jimmy Uso vs. Angelo Dawkins 2,077,000
08/07/2022 Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus 2,129,000
01/07/2022 Money In The Bank go-home 2,142,000
24/06/2022 McIntyre & Sheamus vs. The Usos 2,231,000
17/06/2022 Vince McMahon Promo, Brock Lesnar return 2,389,000
10/06/2022 Riddle vs. Sami Zayn 1,914,000
03/06/2022 The Usos vs. Riddle & Shinsuke Nakamura 1,939,000
27/05/2022 New Day & Mystery Partner vs. Brawling Brutes 1,878,000
20/05/2022 Tag Team Unification Match 2,031,000
13/05/2022 RK-Bro/Bloodline Confrontation 1,893,000
06/05/2022 RK-Bro, Drew McIntyre & The Bloodline Face to Face 1,998,000
29/04/2022 Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn (Cage Match) 1,953,000
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