According to PW Insider, Damage CTRL will be present on Smackdown this week.
New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions IYO SKY and Dakota Kai, as well as Bayley, have all been added to creative plans for this Friday’s Smackdown, PWInsider.com has confirmed. Logan Paul will also appear.
The rating and audience for last week’s WWE Smackdown hit the best numbers for the show since July and June, respectively. Friday night’s show scored a 0.57 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic and 2.367 million viewers, up 16.3% and 14% from the previous week’s 0.49 demo rating and 2.077 million viewers. The demo rating was the best since the July 22nd episode had a 0.62, while the total viewership was the best since the June 17th episode had 2.389 million viewers.
Smackdown won the night among broadcast shows and came in at #2 among all shows on TV per Showbuzz Daily, behind only the US Open on ESPN (0.67 demo rating, 2.961 million viewers).
Smackdown is averaging a 0.517 demo rating and 2.129 million viewers in 2022 to date, compared to a 0.564 demo rating and 2.113 million viewers for the same time period in 2021.