WWE SmackDown 8/21 Viewership And Rating Spike Following SummerSlam

Smackdown rebounded in a big way, drawing 2,437,000 viewers on Tuesday. The better news is that the 18 to 49 demographic rating was up .07, finishing at .77. The show finished No. 1 on the night in ShowBuzz Daily's top 150 cable original programs. Last week's episode posted 2,189,000 viewers and a .70 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. 

The Miz' SummerSlam victory over Daniel Bryan helped Miz & Mrs. ratings as the show drew 73,000 extra viewers from last week. Tuesday's episode finished with 1,235,000 viewers and a .50 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. The show finished fourth among top 150 cable originals. 

Wrestling Television Viewership Numbers: WWE Raw, SmackDown, NXT, AEW, IMPACT

Top 5 SmackDown Videos on YouTube

1. Becky Lynch explains her SummerSlam actions, brawl with Charlotte ensues (1.3 million views)

2. Brie Bella returns, Daniel Bryan & Brie challenge Miz & Maryse at Hell in a Cell (1.2 million views)

3. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton (1 million views)

4. New Day vs. Bludgeon Brothers main event (765,000-plus views)

5. Samoa Joe attacks AJ Styles (698,000-plus views)

If you missed any of the action from SmackDown, check out Fightful's full coverage and post-show podcast. We also have a review of the latest episode of Miz & Mrs.

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