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WWE SmackDown ratings hold steady for 'real culprit' reveal

Tuesday's SmackDown averaged 2,142,000 viewers, slightly down from last week's 2.164 million, which was the post-SummerSlam show. The big hook on this week's episode was the potential reveal of Roman Reigns' mystery attacker.

The show retained the usual 84 percent of the Raw audience. SmackDown was down 12 percent year-over-year, but SummerSlam was a week later in 2018. A more realistic comparison would be the 2.35 million the show did two weeks after last year's SummerSlam.

SmackDown was fifth for the night on cable in terms of total viewers, higher than it usually finishes. It topped the 18-49 demo with a 0.68 rating, over 40 percent higher than Real Housewives of OC, which finished in second. SmackDown also beat everything on network TV in that demo except for The Bachelorette and America's Got Talent.

Miz and Mrs, which followed SmackDown on the USA Network, dropped to 997,000 viewers. That's still the third-highest total of the current run of episodes.

Here's a look at the last 10 weeks of SmackDown numbers as compared to Raw's from the same week: