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Friday Night SmackDown Ratings – June 17th 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 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.

SmackDown Ratings

Date & EpisodeViewership
17/06/2022 Vince McMahon Promo, Brock Lesnar return2,389,000
10/06/2022 Riddle vs. Sami Zayn1,914,000
03/06/2022 The Usos vs. Riddle & Shinsuke Nakamura1,939,000
27/05/2022 New Day & Mystery Partner vs. Brawling Brutes1,878,000
20/05/2022 Tag Team Unification Match2,031,000
13/05/2022 RK-Bro/Bloodline Confrontation1,893,000
06/05/2022 RK-Bro, Drew McIntyre & The Bloodline Face to Face1,998,000
29/04/2022 Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn (Cage Match)1,953,000
22/04/2022 Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn1,952,000
15/04/2022 RK-Bro/The Usos segment2,142,000
8/04/22 Post-WrestleMania SmackDown2,230,000
1/04/22 WrestleMania SmackDown2,359,000
25/03/22 Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar confrontation2,180,000
18/03/22 Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey confrontation2,147,000
11/03/22 Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn2,226,000
4/03/22 Ronda Rousey vs. Sonya Deville2,261,000
25/02/22 Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar contract signing2,114,000
18/02/22 Roman Reigns, Goldberg face-to-face2,173,000
11/02/22 Naomi vs. Charlotte Flair2,231,000
04/02/22 Rousey-Flair Faceoff2,151,000
28/01/22 Roman-Seth Faceoff, Naomi vs. Sonya2,217,000
21/01/22 Usos vs. Seth & Owens2,255,000
14/01/22 Seth and Roman Faceoff.2,174,000
07/01/22 Usos vs. New Day Street Fight, Brock-Roman Face-off2,271,000