AEW St. Patrick's Day Slam finishes sixth on cable behind basketball

Originally published at AEW St. Patrick's Day Slam finishes sixth on cable behind basketball

The St. Patrick’s Day Slam edition of AEW Dynamite led the show to a sixth-place finish among cable originals on Wednesday.

The March 16th edition of the show from San Antonio averaged 993,000 viewers and approximately 498,000 (0.38) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The top five slots on cable were dominated by NBA & NCAA basketball and led by the game between Notre Dame and Rutgers that finished with 2,206,000 and 0.66 in 18-49 on TruTV.

Dynamite’s viewership increased by five percent compared to last week while the 18-49 audience dropped by four percent. There was a decline of 18 percent among women 18-49 while the 18-34 demo grew by six percent.

There was a notable increase among Dynamite’s 50+ audience from 0.33 last week (abnormally low for Dynamite) to 0.38 this week.

AEW faced competition from two NCAA games and ESPN’s coverage of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics, which averaged 1,251,000 and 0.43 in 18-49.

The top network program was CBS’ Survivor which did 0.82 in 18-49 and 5,062,000 viewers followed by NBC’s Chicago Fire and Fox’s The Masked Singer.

The show was headlined by a steel cage match where Thunder Rosa defeated Dr. Britt Baker in her hometown to become the AEW women’s champion, and the first AEW match involving Jeff Hardy as he teamed with his brother Matt for the first time since 2019.

In Canada, Dynamite averaged 129,200 viewers and 78,400 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2.

Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics Radio & POST Wrestling will have a Live TV Ratings Talk at 5 p.m. ET to go through Dynamite’s viewership figures for this week.