WWE SmackDown viewership goes past the two million mark


WWE SmackDown viewership has risen above two million for this Friday’s episode 

Ratings for this week’s WWE SmackDown episode are out, and it seems like the blue brand has reached a new milestone. 

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Vince McMahon makes his appearance on SmackDown this week (Deadline

According to SpoilerTV, the 6/17th edition of WWE SmackDown drew 2.274 million viewers, up from 1.803 million the show drew during last week’s episode. 

The show’s first hour saw 2.186 million viewers tune in, while the second hour saw a rise to 2.362 million. Last night’s broadcast saw a 0.55 rating in the key 18 to 49 demographic. 

This 2.274 rating is the show’s highest since the August 28, 2021, episode of SmackDown, which drew 2.87 million viewers. In addition, this was the first time WWE’s blue brand has seen over 2 million viewers since the April 15 episode of the show. 

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Roman Reigns defended his title last night on SmackDown

Last Night’s SmackDown episode was electrifying and one of the 5 most viewed on Youtube.

Last night’s SmackDown matches were electrifying and marked Brock Lesnar’s return since WrestleMania 38. The segments included are:

Brock Lesnar returned to SmackDown last Friday (WWE)
  • Vince McMahon promo
  • Riddle promo
  • Madcap Moss defeated Happy Corbin
  • Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods defeated Jinder Mahal and Shanky
  • Adam Pearce announces that Drew McIntyre and Sheamus have both qualified for the men’s Money In the Bank match
  • Raquel Rodriguez def. Shayna Baszler in a women’s Money In The Bank qualifying match
  • Roman Reigns (C) defeated Riddle to retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
  • Brock Lesnar returned and attacked Roman Reigns

According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the top 5 most viewed videos on WWE’s Youtube channel are as follows:

  • Brock Lesnar’s Return (1.89 million viewers)
  • Roman Reigns (C) vs Riddle – Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match Highlights (919,000 views)
  • Vince McMahon Addresses The WWE Universe (869,000 views)
  • Adam Pearce Announces Drew McIntyre and Sheamus MITB Decision (376,000 views)
  • Pat McAfee Mocks Happy Corbin (330,000 views)

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