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WWE apparently unhappy with ‘WWE Backstage’ ratings following CM Punk’s debut

WWE Backstage will have CM Punk as a special analyst, who will be appearing on the show from time to time. He appeared on this week’s episode and fans could not get enough of him.

This week’s episode saw a huge surge in ratings as it pulled in 180,000 viewers.  This is a huge increase from last week’s 100,000 viewers and the 49,000 viewers from their debut episode. According to Brad Shepard on Oh, You Didn’t Know, it seems WWE is unhappy with the ratings.

According to his source in WWE, there were talks at WWE Headquarters. The company were upset that the episode did not even break 250,000 viewers.

With Punk making more appearances in the future, it is likely the show will reach 250,000 viewers eventually.


  • Michael Justin Arnold

    That was the moron Hogan’s fault. TNA was great in 2009, 2010 & beyond not as much

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Moron on the Dirt sheet doesn’t listen to anything he not working for WWE.

  • CC

    Brad Shephard, a man who says a lot without saying anything at all.
    I would rather take a Dave Meltzer story at 100% face value than believe anything news worthy actually comes from Shephard.

  • Wicka Steve

    There’s a real easy way to figure out what the ratings for Backstage should be. Look at the average viewership for a football game. Contrast that with people who watch a football analysis show. Take into account what time your analysis show is on and what it is up against. If eight million people watch a football game and 600,000 watch the analysis show, you can assume a similar drop off in your WWE shows against the analysis show. Of course, since it’s Vince, he just assumes that the same idiots, and I’m one of them, are willing to watch the crap that is Raw every week, that we will be willing to watch another one of his shows that is nothing but talking and highlights. He has lost touched with reality.

  • Ernest Gouker

    Heres an idea, put it on at a decent time. 11pm for talk show isnt ideal. Competing with the late night shows like Jimmy Fallon won’t get you any new viewers. Reminds me tna trying to go head to head with raw years ago

  • StoneColdBeckyLynch

    Lol no it won’t. It already peaked