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Friday Night SmackDown Ratings – May 20th

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The total viewership and demo ratings for the latest instalment of Friday Night SmackDown have been revealed.

As noted by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the May 29th episode of Friday Night SmackDown pulled in an average of 2,031,000 viewers. That included a 0.45 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.

That is a increase on the previous week where the show drew 1,893,000 viewers with a 0.40 rating in the key demographic.

It was the first time that the show had recorded more then two million viewers since April 15th.

Although the May 20th edition of SmackDown featured a huge Tag Team Unification Match in the main event, it’ll also be remembered for two women who weren’t even on the show.

After Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of the May 16th episode of Monday Night Raw while the show was still in progress, reportedly following a row over creative, WWE addressed the situation on the blue brand.

Michael Cole cut a piece to camera saying that the pair had “let us all down” as they handed their title belts to Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. Cole explained that the pair had walked out ahead of appearing in their scheduled match, and were now “suspended indefinitely.” Furthermore, they had been stripped of the Women’s Tag Team Championships.

In the main event, The Usos defeated RK-Bro to become the Undisputed Tag Team Champions. Their victory came via a helping hand from Roman Reigns, who teamed with his cousins to demolish the Riddle and Randy Orton after the match.

Elsewhere on the show there were wins for Raquel Rodriguez, Gunther, Shinsuke Nakamura and Xavier Woods.

SmackDown Ratings

Date & EpisodeViewership
20/05/2022 Tag Team Unification Match 2,031,000
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