Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown featured the return of John Cena, as well as a surprise appearance from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The Rock and Cena helped increase the SmackDown viewership and the key 18-49 rating from the week before.
WWE SmackDown had 2.445 million viewers, up 24% from last week’s preliminary number of 1.969 million viewers. The final audience for the previous show was 2.094 million.
In the 18-49 key demographic, WWE SmackDown had 834,000 viewers, up 36% from last week’s preliminary 0.47. The final rating last week was 0.53.
The final WWE SmackDown ratings will be out on Monday.
A new promotional video for Riyadh Season 2023 mentioning the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view event notes that John Cena will be part of the Saudi Arabian show.
WWE has yet to announce any talent or matches for the November 4th event.
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— موسم الرياض | Riyadh Season (@RiyadhSeason) September 16, 2023
During the latest episode of Showtime’s hit series Billions, WWE CCO Paul “Triple H” Levesque made a cameo to help Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti).
You can check out a clip of Lesvesque’s appearance below:
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— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) September 15, 2023
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The Return of John Cena and Surprise Appearance of The Rock Boost WWE SmackDown Ratings
Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown was a highly anticipated one, as it marked the return of John Cena and featured a surprise appearance from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The presence of these two wrestling superstars had a significant impact on the viewership and ratings of the show.
According to preliminary numbers, WWE SmackDown garnered 2.445 million viewers, which is a 24% increase from the previous week’s preliminary number of 1.969 million viewers. The final audience for the previous show was 2.094 million, indicating a substantial growth in viewership.
In the key 18-49 demographic, WWE SmackDown saw a 36% increase in viewership, with 834,000 viewers tuning in. Last week’s preliminary rating in this demographic was 0.47, while the final rating was 0.53. These numbers indicate a significant boost in the show’s popularity among the target audience.
It is important to note that these are preliminary ratings, and the final ratings will be released on Monday. However, the initial numbers suggest that the return of John Cena and the surprise appearance of The Rock had a positive impact on the show’s viewership and ratings.
In addition to the increased viewership, a new promotional video for Riyadh Season 2023 mentioned that John Cena will be part of the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia. This announcement has created even more excitement among wrestling fans, as they eagerly await further details about the event.
Despite the anticipation surrounding WWE Crown Jewel, the company has not yet announced any other talent or matches for the November 4th event. Fans are eagerly waiting for more information about this highly anticipated pay-per-view.
In other news, WWE CCO Paul “Triple H” Levesque made a cameo appearance on the latest episode of Showtime’s hit series “Billions.” Levesque’s appearance on the show added to the buzz surrounding WWE and further solidified the company’s presence in popular culture.
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Overall, the return of John Cena and surprise appearance of The Rock on WWE SmackDown had a significant impact on the show’s viewership and ratings. The anticipation surrounding these wrestling icons has generated excitement among fans, and their presence continues to elevate the popularity of WWE.