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WWE SmackDown ratings up for Extreme Rules fallout

With a jump to 2.293 million viewers on Tuesday night, SmackDown ratings increased for the second straight week. The show was heavily promoted around Shinsuke Nakamura defending his newly-won United States title against former champion Jeff Hardy. 

This week's number was up from last Tuesday's 2.183 million viewers and 14 percent higher than the low-water mark posted two weeks ago. 

The show finished sixth for the night in total viewers on cable and topped the 18-49 demo with a 0.74 rating -- nearly 50 percent higher than second-place finisher "Haves and the Have Nots."

SmackDown continues to show huge declines in the year-over-year ratings, however, as this week's episode was down 10 percent over the same week in 2017, the fifth straight week the show has had a double-digit decline. 

Coming off a Raw that had a huge increase over last week, SmackDown retained 80 percent of Monday's audience despite going up against the MLB All Star Game on FOX, which did 8.7 million viewers. 

Here's a look at the last 10 weeks of SmackDown numbers and how they compare to Raw's from the same week: