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WWE SmackDown Live ratings (Aug. 15, 2017): Numbers down for Cena/Mahal

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The blue brand has settled in when it comes to audience size. For the sixth straight week, SmackDown LIVE drew roughly two-and-a-half million viewers on Aug. 15.

Numbers actually dropped for an episode which advertised a non-title match between John Cena and WWE champ Jinder Mahal, with 2.53 million tuning in for the SummerSlam ‘go home’ show - about 50,000 less than the week before. That was good for fifth among cable originals on the evening behind political talk shows, two each on Fox News and MSNBC.

Their share of the 18 - 49 year old demographic was down slightly, too. WWE still won the night, but the rating dipped to a .77 from .80 seven days earlier.

Maybe not too surprising considering the only newsworthy happening on the show occurred at the last minute when Baron Corbin lost his Money in the Bank cash-in to Mahal.

We’ll see if anything happens on pay-per-view (PPV) to draw more eyes to the company’s fourth straight night in Brooklyn next Tuesday. Here’s a rundown of the blue brand’s numbers this year:

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
February 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.