Sports fans don’t tune in to get lectured about politics from left wing hosts.
ESPN still hasn’t figured this out, and their ratings are suffering as a result.
If people want to hear that sort of thing, they can already go to CNN or MSNBC. Why does ESPN think it’s their job to provide this?
ESPN HITS ALL-TIME 41 YEAR RATINGS LOW AS WOKECENTER ON STEROIDS TAKES OVER
On Wednesday ESPN’s studio programming, which has become MSESPN’s WokeCenter on steroids 24/7, hit a 41 year ratings low. That is, in the entire history of the network existing, it has never had lower overall studio ratings than it did this week.
The network, which has become more left wing than MSNBC and CNN combined over the past several weeks, has completely abandoned sports coverage. The result? Viewers, many of whom were willing to watch the channel even during a pandemic disaster with limited sports to consume, have abandoned it in droves. How bad was it? We’re talking full on crisis mode level awfulness.
“First Take” was the highest rated ESPN studio show all day, posting just 211,000 viewers. That was the 93rd highest rated program on all of cable. Putting those numbers into context compared to other shows airing the same day on cable: “Nick Cannon Wild and Out 15” on VH1 had 50% more viewers than ESPN’s top show. “Smuggler: Secret Stash” on National Geographic doubled First Take. Not to be outdone, “Craig of the Creek” on the Cartoon Network posted 200,000 more viewers.
Will they just keep digging this hole? More viewers will abandon them.
ESPN is the most insufferable network on television right now and it is not close
— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) June 17, 2020
That’s why their ratings are at at all time low even worse than two months ago during the coronavirus lockdown
— Steve McCann (@SteveMcCannAT) June 17, 2020
People are tired of it.