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WWE SmackDown ratings up for second week in a row

In continuing good ratings news for WWE, SmackDown was up three percent from last week to an average of 2.548 million viewers on Tuesday night.

The episode finished second for the night on cable behind The Rachel Maddow Show but was first in the 18-49 demo with a 0.81 rating.

As it does most weeks, SmackDown retained just over 80 percent of Monday's Raw audience, which came in at a three-month high for the reveal of Kurt Angle's secret and a Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns number one contender's match.

In year-over-year comparisons, SmackDown was actually down 20 percent, although last year's show was the live draft special which kicked off the current brand split and featured wrestlers from both Raw and SmackDown.

Tuesday's episode was built around Jinder Mahal promising to bring the Punjabi Prison to SmackDown and featured a tag team main event of AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Baron Corbin.

Here's a look at SmackDown numbers in 2017 and how they compared to Raw from the same week: