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 Friday February 25th episode of SmackDown drew 2,114,000 viewers. The show garnered a rating of 0.57 in the 18-49 year-old demographic.
This figure represents a slight decrease from the previous week, when the show pulled in 2,173,000 viewers. However, the show saw an increase on February 18th’s 0.54 rating in the 18-49 year-old demographic.
The February 25th episode of Friday Night SmackDown opened with an in-ring interview of Ronda Rousey conducted by announcer Michael Cole.
However, the interview didn’t last long as Rousey was interrupted by her WrestleMania 38 opponent, Charlotte Flair. As The Queen ran down Rousey, Sonya Deville snuck into the ring delivering a beatdown to the former UFC star, before Rousey regained her composure and chased off her rival. Backstage Adam Pearce announced to Deville will take on Rousey on the March 4th episode of the show.
Elsewhere on the show, Xia Li made her in-ring debut defeating Natalya, before Sami Zayn hosted a celebration for his recent Intercontinental Title win. However, Zayn was confronted by Johnny Knoxville, who taunted the new champion. Unsurprisingly, Zayn didn’t take the insults well and attacked the Jackass star, leaving him laying.
In the main event segment, Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar signed the contracts for their WrestleMania 38 showdown. Although things got messy in a hurry as Reigns revealed that he’d brought security personnel to the ring to attack Lesnar. The show went off the air with The Beast demolishing Reigns’ hired help.
|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 Faceoff||2,271,000|