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WWE SmackDown 5/20/22 back over 2 million viewers, key demo rating increases

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The latest edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown saw the ratings be up. The show averaged 2.301 million viewers on FOX, which is up from 1.893 million a week ago, according to Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics.

In the all-important 18-49 demographic, the show did a 0.45 rating, up from the 0.40 rating a week ago. Last week was the second lowest key demo for an episode that aired on FOX, just behind the April 29th show. This was the first time in a month that SmackDown has topped 2 million viewers.

NBA and NHL playoffs dominated the night. Here’s the breakdown in each demo for the show compared to last week:

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Viewers 18-34 – 0.32 – a week ago: 0.27
Viewers 18-49 – 0.45 – a week ago: 0.40
Viewers 25-54 – 0.61 – a week ago: 0.59
Female viewers 18-49 - 3.8 – a week ago: 3.1
Male viewers 18-49 - 5.1 – a week ago: 4.8
Viewers 50+ - 3.0 – a week ago: 2.9

Here is a list of total viewership and the key demo rating that SmackDown has done over the last year:

1/1/21: 2,013,000 viewers - 0.53 key demo rating
1/8/21: 2,120,000 viewers - 0.56 key demo rating
1/15/21: 2,262,000 viewers - 0.67 key demo rating
1/22/21: 2,383,000 viewers - 0.63 key demo rating
1/29/21: 2,304,000 viewers - 0.62 key demo rating
2/5/21: 2,257,000 viewers - 0.65 key demo rating
2/12/21: 1,990,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating
2/19/21: 2,217,000 viewers - 0.59 key demo rating
2/26/21: 2,145,000 viewers - 0.54 key demo rating
3/5/21: 2,252,000 viewers - 0.60 key demo rating
3/12/21: 2,171,000 viewers - 0.61 key demo rating
3/19/21: 2,093,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating
3/26/21: 2,191,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating
4/2/21: 2,137,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating
4/9/21: 2,250,000 viewers - 0.61 key demo rating
4/16/21: 2,119,000 viewers - 0.56 key demo rating
4/23/21: 2,121,000 viewers - 0.54 key demo rating
4/30/21: 2,018,000 viewers - 0.49 key demo rating
5/7/21: 2,282,000 viewers - 0.65 key demo rating
5/14/21: 1,917,000 viewers - 0.44 key demo rating
5/21/21: 1,933,000 viewers - 0.50 key demo rating
5/28/21: 1,928,000 viewers - 0.50 key demo rating
6/4/21: 1,833,000 viewers - 0.51 key demo rating
6/11/21: 1,944,000 viewers - 0.48 key demo rating
6/18/21: 2,045,000 viewers - 0.50 key demo rating
6/25/21: 1,971,000 viewers - 0.50 key demo rating
7/2/21: 1,861,000 viewers - 0.51 key demo rating
7/9/21: 1,986,000 viewers - 0.48 key demo rating
7/16/21: 2,310,000 viewers - 0.66 key demo rating - first show back with fans and MITB go-home show
7/23/21: 2,137,000 viewers - 0.55 key demo rating - post-MITB show
7/30/21: 2,043,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating
8/6/21: 2,169,000 viewers - 0.61 key demo rating
8/13/21: 2,084,000 viewers - 0.58 key demo rating
8/20/21: 2,102,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating - go-home SummerSlam show
8/27/21: 2,250,000 viewers - 0.59 key demo rating- post-SummerSlam show
9/3/21: 2,220,000 viewers - 0.62 key demo rating - Universal Title Main Event
9/10/21: 2,383,000 viewers - 0.65 key demo rating - Brock Lesnar SmackDown return
9/17/21: 2,243,000 viewers - 0.58 key demo rating
9/24/21: 2,135,000 viewers - 0.55 key demo rating - Extreme Rules go-home show
10/1/21: 2,252,000 viewers - 0.62 key demo rating - Draft episode
10/8/21: 2,147,000 viewers - 0.52 key demo rating
10/15/21: 866,000 viewers - 0.24 key demo rating - FS1 edition
10/22/21: 2,249,000 viewers - 0.58 key demo rating - FOX episode/Crown Jewel fallout
10/29/21: 1,032,000 viewers - 0.29 key demo rating - FS1 edition
11/5/21: 2,093,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating - FOX return episode
11/12/21: 2,104 viewers - 0.56 key demo rating
11/19/21: 2,064,000 viewers - 0.52 key demo rating- Survivor Series go-home show
11/26/21: 2,149,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating
12/3/21: 2,030,000 viewers - 0.51 key demo rating
12/10/21: 2,142,000 viewers - 0.50 key demo rating
12/17/21: 2,303,000 viewers - 0.52 key demo rating
12/24/21: 1,972,000 viewers - 0.48 key demo rating - Christmas Eve episode
1/7/22: 2,271,000 viewers - 0.58 key demo rating
1/14/22: 2,174,000 viewers - 0.56 key demo rating
1/21/22: 2,255,000 viewers - 0.64 key demo rating
1/28/22: 2,217,000 viewers - 0.56 key demo rating - Royal Rumble go-home show
2/4/22: 2,151,000 viewers - 0.51 key demo rating - post-Royal Rumble show
2/11/22: 2,231,000 viewers - 0.56 key demo rating
2/19/22: 2,173,000 viewers - 0.54 key demo rating - Elimination Chamber go-home show
2/25/22: 2,114,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating - Elimination Chamber fallout
3/4/22: 2,261,000 viewers - 0.59 key demo rating
3/11/22: 2,226,000 viewers - 0.57 key demo rating
3/18/22: 2,147,000 viewers - 0.58 key demo rating
3/25/22: 2,180,000 viewers - 0.49 key demo rating
4/1/22: 2,359,000 viewers - 0.61 key demo rating - WrestleMania go-home show
4/8/22: 2,230,000 viewers - 0.60 key demo rating - post-WrestleMania edition
4/15/22: 2,142,000 viewers - 0.48 key demo rating
4/22/22: 1,852,000 viewers - 0.47 key demo rating
4/29/22: 1,953,000 viewers - 0.38 key demo rating - lowest key demo on FOX
5/6/22: 1,998,000 viewers - 0.46 key demo rating - WrestleMania Backlash go-home show
5/13/22: 1,893,000 viewers - 0.40 key demo rating
5/20/22: 2,031 ,000 viewers - 0.45 key demo rating