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WWE SmackDown Live ratings (Aug. 29, 2017): Viewers down sharply after post-SummerSlam high

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The Biggest Party Of The Summer is over, and after drawing its biggest audience in months for the SummerSlam fallout show last Tuesday, SmackDown lost almost a quarter million viewers on Aug. 29.

2,455,000 viewers watched an episode which featured a Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton vs. Rusev and Jinder Mahal main event, ninth best on the night among cable originals behind a bevy of political talk shows on Fox News and MSNBC, and The Have and the Have-Nots on OWN.

Their share of the 18 - 49 year old demographic was best on the night as usual, but dropped from last week’s .87 to a .76 this Tuesday.

Will Nakamura vs. Orton help win back some of that big audience? Until we find out, you can consider this rundown of the blue brand’s numbers this year:

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
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.