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WWE SmackDown Live ratings (Aug. 22, 2017): SummerSlam fallout brings biggest audience since Shakeup

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Team Blue got a nice bump from The Biggest Party Of The Summer, as the fallout from SummerSlam, and maybe the buzz about new stars debuting, overcame the loss of John Cena to deliver the biggest audience since WrestleMania and the subsequent Superstar Shakeup.

Aug. 22’s edition of SmackDown drew 2,685,000 viewers, sixth best on the night among cable originals behind four Fox News shows and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

Their share of the 18 - 49 year old demographic also rose .77 last week to a .87 this Tuesday, best on the night as usual.

Will it hold without Bobby Roode make up for the loss of Big Match John? While you ponder that, here’s a rundown of the blue brand’s numbers this year:

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
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.