With CM Punk and Bret Hart both appearing on the show, WWE Backstage drew the second best ratings its ever done.
Last night’s episode of Backstage averaged 175,000 viewers on FS1, up from the 112,000 that the show averaged the previous week. Aside from two preview shows, the only time Backstage has done more viewers was for the November 19 episode. That drew 180,000 viewers and featured Punk’s debut as an analyst.
The viewership was up slightly from the 173,000 viewers that the May 12 episode of Backstage averaged. That also featured an appearance by Punk, and WrestleMania III aired on FS1 leading into the episode.
The rating in the 18-49 demo for last night’s Backstage was a 0.06, up from last week’s 0.03. Backstage ranked 110th on cable in the 18-49 demo last night.
Hart appearing on last night’s Backstage tied in with Survivor Series 1996 airing on FS1 leading into the show. Hart defeated Steve Austin in a classic match at that pay-per-view.
WWE on FOX uploaded Renee Young and Punk’s interview with Hart from last night’s show:
Young and Booker T also spoke with Hart about his time in WCW: