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 March 4th episode of Friday Night SmackDown drew 2,261,000 viewers. This figure includes 770,000 viewers in the 18-49 year-old demographic, which is a rating of 0.59.
This is an increase in both total viewership and in the 18-49 year-old demographic on the previous week. The February 25th edition of the show pulled in 2,114,000 viewers.
The March 4th episode of SmackDown opened with the Intercontinental Title showdown between champion Sami Zayn and Ricochet.
Ricochet was handed the opportunity by Adam Pearce the week before, as now former champion Sami Zayn continued to have issues with Johnny Knoxville. When the high-flyer and Zayn met in the ring, the two men went all out in search of victory.
However, the bout was interrupted by Johnny Knoxville who came to ringside, distracting Zayn, allowing Ricochet to wrap him up into a pin and score the victory.
Elsewhere, there were also wins for Naomi, The Usos and Drew McIntyre.
The other major talking point from the show was Pat McAfee finding out the identity of his WrestleMania opponent. The opponent in question was revealed to be Austin Theory who made his way to the ring, before he and McAfee got into a heated exchange at the announce desk. McAfee called Theory a “punk bitch” before the Raw Superstar responded by slapping the former NFL star.
In the show’s main event, Ronda Rousey defeated Sonya Deville. After the bout, Charlotte Flair got into the ring but quickly found herself trapped in an Ankle Lock courtesy of the ‘Baddest woman on the planet.’
|Date & Episode||Viewership|
|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 Faceoff||2,271,000|