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.
— 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:
— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) September 15, 2023