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WWE Backstage averages 100k viewers this week

After the show's official premiere averaged just 49,000 viewers, the audience for WWE Backstage doubled in week two.

Last night's episode of Backstage averaged 100,000 viewers on FS1. This was the second time that Backstage aired in its regular time slot at 11 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays.

Two preview episodes aired prior to the show making its official debut. The first preview episode averaged 597,000 viewers after an MLB playoff game, and the second one averaged 426,000 viewers after an episode of SmackDown that aired on FS1 due to the World Series being on FOX.

Backstage is expected to get a boost in the ratings when CM Punk appears on the show next week. Punk made a surprise appearance at the end of last night's episode and said that he would be on Backstage next Tuesday. FOX Sports then announced that Punk is joining Backstage as special contributor and analyst and will make select appearances on the show.

Video of Punk's appearance from last night is available to watch below: