PWTorch.com is reporting the Friday, December 14th episode of Friday Night Smackdown leading into the WWE TLC pay-per-view scored a 1.74 rating. The show's rating was slightly down after three straight weeks of scoring 1.81 ratings, and it was the lowest Friday rating for a new episode in over two months.
Smackdown's average viewership increased to 2.63 million viewers, which was up from Dec. 7th, and Smackdown ranked #5 in overall viewers, #7 among males 18-34, and #4 among males 18-49. Last year, Smackdown scored a 1.96 rating and averaged 2.88 million viewers, reflecting an 11% decline in the rating and 9% decline in viewership in 2012.
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