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.
|Date & Episode||Viewership|
|12/08/2022 Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Gunther||1,927,000|
|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|