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WWE SmackDown Live ratings (Oct. 24, 2017): Under Siege fallout brings viewers back

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There was still big competition from sports, especially in the form of game one of the World Series between teams from two huge TV markets in Los Angeles and Houston. But a hot angle cures a lot of things in pro wrestling, at least in the short term. The interest generated by Shane McMahon’s assault on Raw and the overall red vs. blue storyline for Survivor Series did the trick for SmackDown on Oct. 24.

The 2,699,000 who tuned in delivered not only a sizeable increase in viewership over last week’s, but also represents the WWE’s biggest audience on Tuesday since SummerSlam. That was good for third place among cable originals, behind only Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson on Fox News.

The rating among 18 - 49 year olds also rose to a .81 (from last week’s .73), making SmackDown second behind only FX’s American Horror Story in that category.

Will it hold as the run to the Nov. 19 pay-per-view (PPV) continues? Is this a sign we can expect more “shock and awe” booking from Vince McMahon and team?

While you consider that, here’s a rundown of the blue brand’s numbers this year:

Oct. 17 - 2.32 million
Oct. 10 - 2.47 million
Oct. 3 - 2.32 million
Sept. 26 - 2.54 million
Sept. 19 - 2.51 million
Sept. 12 - 2.75 million
Sept. 5 - 2.58 million
Aug. 29 - 2.46 million
Aug. 22 - 2.69 million
Aug. 15 - 2.53 million
Aug. 8 - 2.58 million
Aug. 1 - 2.57 million
July 25 - 2.54 million
July 18 - 2.55 million
July 11 - 2.47 million
July 4 - 2.32 million
June 27 - 2.60 million
June 20 - 2.6 million
June 13 - 2.072 million
June 6 - 2.349 million
May 30 - 2.35 million
May 23 - 2.33 million
May 16 - 2.175 million
May 9 - 2.348 million
May 2 - 2.3 million
April 25 - 2.49 million
April 18 - 2.54 million
April 11 - 3.11 million
April 4 - 2.89 million
March 29 - 2.7 million
March 21 - 2.65 million
March 14 - 2.63 million
March 7 - 2.74 million
Feb. 28 - 2.57 million
Feb. 21 - 2.79 million
Feb. 14 - 2.63 million
Feb. 7 - 2.63 million
Jan. 31 - 2.82 million
Jan. 24 - 2.56 million
Jan. 17 - 2.65 million
Jan. 10 -2.53 million
Jan. 3 - 2.59 million

For complete results and the live blog for SmackDown this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.

Source: Showbuzz Daily