It’s almost like sports enthusiasts don’t want to be lectured on intersectional politics while they get their sports commentary.
Looks like that cool $35 million that ESPN spent on WokeCenter AM was a waste.
According to Outkick the Coverage, Get Up! (which Outkick hilariously dubbed, ‘WokeCenter AM’,) debuted to a dismal 283K viewers and was totally slaughtered in the 9 am hour by Peppa Pig on Nickelodeon that garnered almost triple the audience at 753K viewers.
That’s not just embarrassing, that’s utterly humiliating.
ESPN got ‘woke’ and now it’s going broke.
Get Up! isn’t the only problem that ESPN is facing — they are dropping subscribers faster than Stormy Daniels drops her undies. (What? She’s been doing a lot of that lately.)
ESPN lost half-a-million subscribers in April.
Yes, just April.
That brings their total loss to a whopping 14 million subscribers over the last seven years.
While the numbers were catastrophic across the board for the national networks, only NBCSN lost more households than ESPN.
According to Awful Announcing, “ESPN (-500,000), FS1 (-328,000), NBCSN (-544,000), TBS (-490,000), and TNT (-495,000) were all hit hard too. And that’s perhaps especially concerning considering that it’s prime playoff time for NBCSN (the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs), as well as ESPN and TNT (the NBA playoffs). These are not out-of-season drops, but drops at a time while those networks have some of their best content. So there are certainly some things to worry about there.”
Watch the Outkick the Coverage’s take:
Not only is ESPN losing 17,000 subscribers PER DAY but ratings have imploded across the board — including the disastrous new WokeCenter AM (which is getting clobbered by Peppa the Pig). pic.twitter.com/6h27QSdiX8
— Outkick the Coverage (@Outkick) May 2, 2018
Yet, while April’s loss of 500,000 subscribers is certainly bad, the network hasn’t lost households in those numbers over the last 15 months. ESPN has lost roughly 1.6 million subscribers from February of 2017, until now. That rate of loss comes out to just over 100,000 subscribers each month. No one wants to lose customers in any numbers, though, that kind of loss is sustainable for an immensely wealthy network operating under the Disney banner.
If April is any indicator of future trends, ESPN is in for a world of hurt.
That’ll learn ya.
We don’t like our sports mixed with our politics, thanks.
Maybe now ESPN will get a clue.
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