According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, 2.230 million viewers tuned in for 4/08 SmackDown episode, and the show drew a 0.60 rating (788,000 viewers) in the 18 to 49 demographic.
These numbers are down from last week, when 2.3599 million viewers watched SmackDown, and the show drew a 0.61 rating (799,000 viewers) in the same demographic.
This week’s episode featured the debuts of Gunther, Ludwig Kaiser, and Raquel Gonzalez. In the closing segment, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns declared that it’s time to unify the Tag Team Championships. Plus, Sasha Banks faced Liv Morgan.
As for AEW Rampage, 600,000 viewers watched the show on Friday night, and it drew a 0.25 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. These numbers are both up from the April 1 episode, when 456,000 viewers tuned in. Last week‘s episode drew a 0.15 rating (193,000 viewers) in the same demographic. The demo rating marked the show’s highest since October 1, and the total viewership was the show’s highest since January 28.
This week’s show featured Wheeler Yuta vs. Jon Moxley in the main event match. Plus, Bryan Danielson clashed with Trent Beretta, and Swerve Strickland took on QT Marshall. Elsewhere on the show, Red Velvet faced Willow Nightingale in an Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament qualifying match.
Viewership Numbers For 4/8 WWE SmackDown And AEW Rampage