Television ratings figures courtesy of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
WWE Smackdown: The 3/9 show drew a 2.12 cable rating with 3.1 million viewers. It was pointed out by many in the media how well the show held up going against the live “Ultimate Fighter” special on FX (1.28 million viewers), “Best of the Ultimate Fighter” on Spike TV (653,000 viewers) and “Bellator” on MTV2 (169,000 viewers).
TNA Impact Wrestling: The 3/8 show drew a 1.03 cable rating with 1.40 million viewers. It ended up at No. 34 for the night on cable. The show is now starting to average some of the “worst ratings” it has done since the move to Monday night back in 2010. The show drew a 0.80 among males 18-34 and 0.82 among males 35-49 (they are losing viewers in this demographic the most in what has always been a strong performer for TNA).
WWE Monday Night Raw: The 3/5 show drew a 3.23 cable rating with 4.61 million viewers. The show ended up at No. 4 for the night on cable. The show ranked in at No. 4 and No. 6 in overall cable viewers for last week in the top 25. Demographics were: 2.2 among teenage boys, 3.1 among males 18-49, 1.0 among teenage girls and 1.1 among women 18-49. 69.5% of the viewers were male.