Thanks to Majingir for sending this in:
The first WWE Smackdown broadcast of 2012, which featured Booker T vs Cody Rhodes for the IC title and Daniel Bryan vs The Big Show for the World Title, finished with 2.59 million viewers and a 1.8 rating. That's about .2 million less than last week's show.
This week's Smackdown did go up against the series finale of Disney's longest running series "Wizards of Waverly Place," which drew 9.76 million viewers and scored a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. This is only the second straight week that Disney has beaten WWE in TV ratings on friday night. Last week they barely beat WWE with their show "Good Luck Charlie" which scored 3.19 million viewers.
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