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SmackDown Viewership Soars with Major Returns and Debuts

One big thing: SmackDown ratings spike

Friday Night SmackDown’s viewership surged to 2.336 million viewers on June 21, 2024, up from 1.959 million the previous week.

• The show scored a 0.73 rating in the 18-49 demographic, up from 0.52.
• Drew McIntyre returned, defeating CM Punk in a high-profile match.
• Jacob Fatu made his WWE debut, closing the show.

Why it matters

The significant ratings boost demonstrates SmackDown’s ability to draw viewers with big-name returns and debuts, solidifying its position as WWE’s flagship show.

By the numbers

• 19.2%: Increase in total viewership from the previous week
• 40.4%: Jump in the key 18-49 demographic rating

The big picture

SmackDown’s ratings surge comes at a crucial time for WWE, as competition in the wrestling industry intensifies. The show’s ability to attract viewers with high-profile events and talent acquisitions is key to maintaining its dominance.

What’s next

Wrestling fans will be watching closely to see if SmackDown can maintain this momentum in the coming weeks, and how WWE will capitalize on the buzz generated by McIntyre’s return and Fatu’s debut.

What did you think of this week’s SmackDown, and how do you think these major events will impact WWE’s future storylines? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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