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Friday Night SmackDown Ratings – May 13th

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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 May 13th episode of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in an average of 1,893,000 viewers. That included 522,000 in the 18-49 year-old demographic, which works out a rating of 0.40.

That is a decrease in total viewership on the previous week, where the show drew 1,998,000 viewers, although the key demographic saw an increase from 0.38.

The May 13th episode of SmackDown opened with RK-Bro challenging The Usos to a Tag Team Title Unification Match. After making the challenge, Sami Zayn appeared as resident Bloodline sympathiser, which ended in a match between himself and Riddle, which the Original Bro won.

This led to a confrontation between RK-Bro and The Bloodline in the main event. Roman Reigns explained that while he had no new challengers, The Usos did have a challenge. At this, RK-Bro came to the ring and set about mocking SmackDown’s most dominant faction.

Randy Orton told Reigns that John Cena was ten-times the Superstar he will ever be, before taking a jab at his height. After reiterating their challenge one more time, The Usos accepted, saying that each of The Bloodline would be left holding two belts when the match is over.

Although, determined to leave with the upper hand, Riddle hit a stiff, running high knee on Reigns before he and Orton retreated out of the ring to end the show.

With the show going off the air it was confirmed that the WWE Tag Team Unification match will take place on the May 20th episode of SmackDown.

Newly crowned SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey also made a challenge of her own, opening the door for anyone to come and take a shot at her title. The call was answered by Raquel Rodriguez who pushed the champion all the way before being pinned.

There were also wins for Sasha Banks & Naomi and Butch. While Happy Corbin viciously took out Madcap Moss.

SmackDown Ratings

Date & EpisodeViewership
13/05/2022 RK-Bro/Bloodline Confrontation 1,893,000
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