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WWE SmackDown Live ratings (Oct. 31, 2017): Hammered by Halloween, World Series, NYC terror attack

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Competing against trick ‘r treating and game 6 of a great World Series between two big market baseball teams... SmackDown got exactly the kind of numbers you’d think a show would get competing against trick ‘r treating and game 6 of a great World Series between two big market baseball teams - especially when a terrorist act killed U.S. citizens that afternoon.

The 2,119,000 who tuned in on Oct. 31 represented the show’s smallest audience since June. It was hardly a WWE-only issue, though. Even network juggernaughts like NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’ NCIS shows were down against the family holiday, the events of the day and the 18 - 20 million tuned in to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros to force a winner-take-all finale on Fox.

Among cable originals, the blue brand and its advertised Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura main event was ninth on the evening, behind Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and a slew of Fox News shows covering the fallout of the truck attack in New York City.

Rating-wise, SmackDown was second among 18 - 49 year olds behind American Horror Story, but way off last week’s .81 at a .65.

Next week won’t face the same level of competition, but it will be on tape delay from the United Kingdom, which never helps numbers.

Here’s a rundown of the blue brand’s numbers this year:

Oct. 24 - 2.7 million
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