Friday Night SmackDown Ratings – July 8th 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 July 8th episode of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in an average of 2,129,000 viewers with a 0.47 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.

By contrast the July 1st, Money In The Bank go-home show the previous week drew 2,142,000 viewers with a 0.49 rating in the key demographic.

The July 8th episode of Friday Night SmackDown opened with The Bloodline holding court in the ring. The segment ended with Paul Heyman ranting anxiously that he was worried Reigns would “go savage” at SummerSlam when he takes on Brock Lesnar.

In the main event, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus were due to clash over the right to face the Undisputed Universal Champion at Clash at the Castle. However, the match never got started, with Butch taking the Irish star’s place.

The show also featured a confrontation between Liv Morgan, Ronda Rousey and Natalya, while the Viking Raiders demolished by the New Day and Jinder Mahal and Shanky.

SmackDown Ratings

Date & Episode Viewership
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