The ratings were up this week for WWE Backstage on Fox Sports 1.
This week’s show was the first full episode with CM Punk so a ratings bump was expected. The show drew 180,000 viewers and that is up from last week’s 100,000 viewers.
I don’t know if this week’s rating is considered a success for Fox Sports 1 but it’s worth noting that they are likely not expecting to ever reach the numbers they drew for the preview shows that aired in prime time last month. 180,000 might be considered a solid number, considering that the show airs at 11 pm eastern.
It will be interesting to see if this number holds up or if the Punk effect wears off in the coming weeks.