To add to their television programming, WWE has added WWE Backstage to the list of weekly shows on the FOX network. Airing on FS1, the show is hosted by Renee Young and Booker T, and also features Christian and Paige.
The show is a pretty interesting variety that includes the latest WWE news, Firefly Funhouse segments, wrestling interviews, and even promo battles. While these things are enjoyable, fans have not been very interesting in adding this show to their list of wrestling programs to watch.
In fact, according to Showbuzz Daily, only 49,000 people watched the show, giving it a .02 rating. Unfortunately, the show did not even make the top 150 of the night.
The College Football Playoff special topped the charts at number one, with the Duke vs. Kansas College Basketball game coming second. The third slot belonged to the Michigan State vs. Kentucky College Basketball game, which was held inside the Madison Square Garden.
With these kind of numbers, the status of WWE Backstage certainly appears to be questionable. However, the WWE on FOX Twitter account is continuing to heavily promote the show, maintaining the excitement for the fans.
To kick off premiere day of WWE Backstage, Renee Young took a series of questions from social media.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 6, 2019
Renee stated that the largest crowd reaction she could remember was the Raw after WrestleMania XXX, when she interviewed Daniel Bryan following his WWE Championship win. She also was asked if she wanted to compete as a wrestler. After stating that she would usually give a hard pass, she does have some retribution to give Sonya Deville, who kicked her in the face while tumbling over the table.
With all the investment FOX is putting in the WWE Backstage show, it seems like they will continue to heavily promote it. However, with these embarrassing numbers, FS1 executives may have second thoughts about keeping this show on the air.