Back on November 5, 2019, WWE Backstage premiered on FS1. The show started with a bang as CM Punk made his return to the WWE fold as a guest analyst on November 12, but it has struggled in the ratings ever since and viewership has often fallen below 100,000.
John Ourand at Sports Business Journal reported last night that FS1 was scaling back production on its WWE and boxing programming and WWE Backstage would no longer be a weekly show.
Ourand tweeted: "FS1 is scaling back production on its boxing and WWE shoulder programming. "WWE Backstage will not longer be produced weekly. It is eliminating "Inside PBC." Double-digit job losses as a result. SBJ Media will have the full story tonight."
Ourand later revealed 20 producers and talent had lost their jobs at FS1 and WWE Backstage will only be produced in the build up to major events and pay-per-views going forward.
FOX issued the following statement to POST Wrestling soon after: "Today, we announced programming changes designed to better address the needs of our business. As a result, some positions in our production department have been eliminated."