The total viewership and demo ratings for the latest instalment of Friday Night SmackDown have been revealed.
As reported by Brandon Thurston by Wrestlenomics, the June 17th episode of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in an average of 2,389,000 viewers. The show also scored a 0.62 rating in the 18-49 year-old-demographic.
This is an increase on the previous week where the show drew 1,914,000 viewers with a 0.44 rating in the key demographic.
The opening to the June 17th edition of SmackDown was one of the most anticipated in recent memory. Just hours after stepping down as WWE CEO and Chairman of the Board, Vince McMahon addressed the WWE universe. McMahon stepped down as McMahon is under investigation following an alleged hush payment made to a former employee he had an affair with.
In the promo, McMahon appeared defiant as he welcomed everyone to the show.
In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated Riddle to retain his Undisputed Universal Championship. After the victory, Reigns was confronted by a returning Brock Lesnar. It was announced after the show that the pair will meet in a Last Man Standing Match at SummerSlam.
|Date & Episode||Viewership|
|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|