WWE SmackDown Viewership & Demo Rating Rises For May 12 Episode

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WWE SmackDown Viewership & Demo Rating Rises For May 12 Episode WWE/AEW

The viewership figure and demo rating for Friday’s (May 12) edition of WWE SmackDown on FOX has been revealed.

Per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, SmackDown drew 2.149 million viewers. This is up from the May 5 edition that drew 2.059 million viewers.

In the 18-49 demographics, Friday’s episode scored 0.56 rating. This is also up from the week prior that scored 0.52 rating.

WWE ranked #5 among broadcast primetime and on cable in the demo for the night.

The show featured the return of Roman Reigns who announced that he will team with Solo Sikoa to face Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships at Night of Champions on May 27.

Also, AJ Styles defeated Edge and Rey Mysterio in a triple threat match and then went on to defeat Bobby Lashley to advance to the World Heavyweight Championship tournament finals against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions.

For more information about SmackDown ratings, check out WrestleTalk’s SmackDown ratings tracker.

Here are results from the Friday, May 12 episode of WWE SmackDown:

AJ Styles def. Edge, Rey Mysterio in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

Bobby Lashley def. Austin Theory, Sheamus in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

Grayson Waller appeared in a backstage segment with Adam Pearce and announced the winner of the Styles vs Lashley main event would appear on his Grayson Waller Effect talk show next week

Cameron Grimes def. Baron Corbin

Roman Reigns made his first appearance since WrestleMania 39 and said that Solo Sikoa has stepped up, but the Usos are a problem and that they embarrassed him

Paul Heyman then announced Reigns and Sikoa would be challenging Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia

Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Bayley & Dakota Kai to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

Former NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly made their SmackDown debut backstage, setting up a match against the Brawling Brutes for next week

Bianca Belair appeared for a ‘celebration’ in her hometown of Knoxville, but was interrupted by a returning Asuka who spat mist in Belair’s face

AJ Styles def. Bobby Lashley in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

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