WWE SmackDown! 2012 Ratings History
Last updated: 12/21/12
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|1/13/12||2.21||3.13 million||• Main event featured a World Heavyweight Championship Match featuring The Big Show and Daniel Bryan in a No DQ, No Countout contest|
|1/20/12||2.18||3.32 million||• The main event of the show was a World Heavyweight Championship Lumberjack Match featuring Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry|
|2/21/12||1.7||2.32 million||• The broadcast aired as a live special on a Tuesday night.
• The particular episode was advertised the night prior on RAW but not as heavily as prior live specials
• In total viewers, it was the lowest rated episode of series since Dec. 31, 2010 (New Year's Eve)
• Compared to a live special on Sept. 21, 2011, total viewership was down 29% and households were down 21%. Compared to another live special on Nov. 29, 2011, ratings were down 24% in viewership and 15% in households
• A 2/24 encore of the live special drew a 1.49 rating with 2.24 million viewers
|4/10/12||1.52||2.25 million||• The broadcast aired as a live special on a Tuesday night.
• A 4/13 encore of the live special drew a 1.55 rating with 2.31 million viewers, actually outdrawing its original airing
|7/3/12||1.74||2.53 million||• The broadcast aired as a live special on a Tuesday night with a Great American Bash theme
• A 7/6 encore of the live special drew a 1.47 rating with 2.13 million viewers
|7/27/12||1.92||2.83 million||• The broadcast went head-to-head with the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics on NBC, which drew an average 43.67 million viewers in SmackDown's timeslot|
|10/5/12||1.74||2.38 million||• The broadcast was the lowest rated original Friday episode in total viewers of the year|
|11/6/12||1.52||2.20 million||• The broadcast aired as a special on a Tuesday night as an alternative to Election Day
• The episode aired via tape delay as it was taped a few hours ahead of US time in the United Kingdom
• The broadcast was the lowest rated original episode in total viewers and households of the entire year
• A 11/9 encore of the live special drew a 1.43 rating with 2.16 million viewers