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 19th edition of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in 2,084,000 viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.
That is an increase on the previous week where the show drew an audience of 1,927,000 viewers and a 0.44 rating in the above demographic.
The August 19th episode of SmackDown saw the main roster debut of Toxic Attraction. The team of Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne defeated Sonya Deville and Natalya in the first round of the Women’s Tag Team Title Tournament. The NXT pair were a late replacement for Zoey Stark and Nikkita Lyons, who it was said couldn’t compete for medical reasons.
The show also saw a chaotic Fatal-Five-Way Match to determine a new number one contender for the Intercontinental Title. Although the match was won by Sheamus, the real hero of the night was Sami Zayn, who was cheered to the rafters in his home town.
In the main event segment, Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns went face-to-face in a heated promo battle before the confrontation ended in a brawl.
|Date & Episode||Viewership|
|19/08/2022 Drew McIntyre/Roman Reigns confrontation||2,084,000|
|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|