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June 27, 2017

ESPN: "Why do ratings keep going down?"

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voldothegr8 13 hours ago#1
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Were_Wyrm  awake to mic13 hours ago#2
They've even started covering WWE...
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tremain07 13 hours ago#3
You know what happened to Court TV, G4 and MTV? That's going to be ESPN in a few years. Mark my words.
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Feline_Heart 13 hours ago#4
Were_Wyrm posted...
They've even started covering WWE...

They should talk about Lucha Underground
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Nomadic View  tear this gooby up13 hours ago#5
They got heavy-handed with politics. Sports is supposed to be an escape from that s***.
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supercrono 13 hours ago#6
The graffiti font, so cringe.
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Gojak_v3 13 hours ago#7
They need to try to not hire so many cringe worthy idiots. Well idiots isn't the right. People with such s*** opinions and analysis. The funny thing is those are the people they kept after the round of layoffs they had earlier this year.
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E32005 13 hours ago#8
Nomadic View posted...
They got heavy-handed with politics. Sports is supposed to be an escape from that s***.

This

Not stupid antics
Gojak_v3 13 hours ago#9
Nomadic View posted...
They got heavy-handed with politics. Sports is supposed to be an escape from that s***.


Also this.
CruelBuffalo 13 hours ago#10
Nomadic View posted...
They got heavy-handed with politics. Sports is supposed to be an escape from that s***.

Recent examples? Why isn't Fox Sports 1 or NBCSports blowing up with viewers then?
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Gojak_v3 13 hours ago#11
CruelBuffalo posted...
Nomadic View posted...
They got heavy-handed with politics. Sports is supposed to be an escape from that s***.

Recent examples? Why isn't Fox Sports 1 or NBCSports blowing up with viewers then?


idk about recent. But they went into the whole BLM issue often enough.
JlM 13 hours ago#12
I have no reason to watch ESPN, because I don't care about basketball.
I guess I'm something of a ne'er do well.
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E32005 13 hours ago#13
CruelBuffalo posted...
Nomadic View posted...
They got heavy-handed with politics. Sports is supposed to be an escape from that s***.

Recent examples? Why isn't Fox Sports 1 or NBCSports blowing up with viewers then?

Watch sportsnation every day
JlM 13 hours ago#14
ESPN Bræking Newts! : Texas Slammyjammer's starting points guard DaVarious Hoopydunker seen PARTYING with rock band 13 Days From Distaser in Hollywood nightclub!! Will this affect his relationship with the team and his psuedo celebrity girlfriend??


SPORTS
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The_Juice_ 12 hours ago#15
JlM posted...
ESPN Bræking Newts! : Texas Slammyjammer's starting points guard DaVarious Hoopydunker seen PARTYING with rock band 13 Days From Distaser in Hollywood nightclub!! Will this affect his relationship with the team and his psuedo celebrity girlfriend??


SPORTS


ESPN right this second is talking about another party thing Gronk did and if he's going too far.

Plenty of sports happened yesterday, plenty are happening today, but nope they'd rather talk about this.
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JlM 12 hours ago#16
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SPORTS.
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Veggeta_MAX 12 hours ago#17
You guys do know that it ESPN isn't exclusive to just talking about traditional sports and its scoreboards right? Right?

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chill02 12 hours ago#18
honestly, I've watched the channel a few times when I get lunch at this wings place and it strikes me as E! for sports; tabloid journalism
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Dathrowed1 12 hours ago#19
I mean I watch networks specific to the sports I like now. So right now it's the MLB network
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youngfossil  ignores me12 hours ago#20
less "shows" and more sports, start showing soccer or something, curling, volleyball, tennis, anything.

I dont wanna watch people talk about sports, I want to watch sports >_>
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Gojak_v3 12 hours ago#21
youngfossil posted...
less "shows" and more sports, start showing soccer or something, curling, volleyball, tennis, anything.

I dont wanna watch people talk about sports, I want to watch sports >_>


The problem with this is with FS1 and NBCSN they now have to compete with them. So they aren't always gonna get the rights to air something. For example the Confederation Cup or w/e is on FS1. So they are left with doing "shows" as you say.
tremain07 12 hours ago#22
chill02 posted...
honestly, I've watched the channel a few times when I get lunch at this wings place and it strikes me as E! for sports; tabloid journalism

that's exactly what it is, nobody gives a s*** about the players lives and what they do off the field, they care about their playstyles, stats, predictions of their teams and future drafts. At least ,I assume they do, I don't follow sports at all
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Darkman124 12 hours ago#24
Gojak_v3 posted...
So they are left with doing "shows" as you say.


gotta pay for material that people will watch

chill02 posted...
honestly, I've watched the channel a few times when I get lunch at this wings place and it strikes me as E! for sports; tabloid journalism


agreed

though honestly 'sports news' is really uninteresting to me as a whole

i would rather watch football and conclude that flacco sucks than listen to someone telling me all the reasons flacco sucks
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The main reason all spurred from, like everything, the way people consume media is far different and ratings are down for everything. And with sports specifically, s*** like YouTube and clips online in general have made shows like SportsCenter obsolete. You no longer need to watch highlight shows when anyone can access any highlight at any time on their phone. They then doubled down on the personalities over authenticity due to the popularity of First Take, specifically circa Tebow era when Skip went full on troll mode. And people eventually got tired of straight characters all the time.

s*** like including politics, including WWE and eGaming, and other similar things was clearly an attempt to drive up ratings, but they weren't the issue that had people stop watching.
Twin3Turbo 12 hours ago#26
Isn't the Dan LeBatard show one of their highest rated shows
There's also the whole "content shows" over actual sports is a thing because sports leagues, at least the major ones, have been able to capitalize on their popularity and drove the cost of their content up through the roof. That in turn forced even minor sports leagues to drive their costs up.
youngfossil  ignores me12 hours ago#28
Gojak_v3 posted...
youngfossil posted...
less "shows" and more sports, start showing soccer or something, curling, volleyball, tennis, anything.

I dont wanna watch people talk about sports, I want to watch sports >_>


The problem with this is with FS1 and NBCSN they now have to compete with them. So they aren't always gonna get the rights to air something. For example the Confederation Cup or w/e is on FS1. So they are left with doing "shows" as you say.

I disagree, there are soooo many sports out there they can give exposure to. I feel the US is stuck watching the big three (MLB, NBA, NFL) because thats all they will play or talk about. There are so many sports they can show and just choose to talk about lebron for and hour instead.
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youngfossil  ignores me12 hours ago#29
The Great Muta 22 posted...
There's also the whole "content shows" over actual sports is a thing because sports leagues, at least the major ones, have been able to capitalize on their popularity and drove the cost of their content up through the roof. That in turn forced even minor sports leagues to drive their costs up.

Drop em and find another sport lol
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youngfossil posted...

Drop em and find another sport lol


ESPN needs the leagues more than the inverse. You can't put out sports that no one gives a s*** about. Ratings for these shows have been higher than when ESPN does put on stuff like lacrosse or rugby, so financially it's better for them to keep with what they have.

But as I said, people not needing to watch SportsCenter and similar shows anymore due to being able to stream highlights at anytime will be the thing that kills ESPN. Their business model is obsolete
GOOMFalse 11 hours ago#31
Maybe they should stop whining about viewership and go back to being about sports
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Veggeta_MAX 11 hours ago#32
GOOMFalse posted...
Maybe they should stop whining about viewership and go back to being about sports

Veggeta_MAX posted...
You guys do know that it ESPN isn't exclusive to just talking about traditional sports and its scoreboards right? Right?
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_OujiDoza_ 11 hours ago#33
Topics like these pretty much confirm how dumb the world is getting by the minute.
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JlM 11 hours ago#34
You know what always makes for good television? Several hours of radio shows.
I guess I'm something of a ne'er do well.
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FrisbeeDude  attack always11 hours ago#35
But as I said, people not needing to watch SportsCenter and similar shows anymore due to being able to stream highlights at anytime will be the thing that kills ESPN. Their business model is obsolete

Everyone who isn't an opportunistic hack knows this

People aren't "leaving" ESPN, they're ditching cable entirely. I can't even think of a cable package offered that doesn't include espn

They're simply too many ways now to get highlights, info and opinions on teams and sports you're interested in without sitting down to watch sports center or Mike and Mike.

the "ESPNBC" crowd is using this shift as a means to argue an opinion that isn't really the truth. ESPN is losing subscribers, but it ain't because of politics. Like someone here mentioned, shows like highly questionable and the right time do great numbers
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The Admiral 11 hours ago#36
It's mostly due to millennial cord-cutters, but also due to changing content. Becoming TMZ-lite, turning every racial issue into a week long story, having every talking head parrot SJW rhetoric, etc. Not to mention dumb decisions like showing Michael Sam making out with his boyfriend every hour for a week after the draft. Probably lost 10,000 subscribers every time they aired that. ESPN is quite out of touch with the typical sports fan.
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Bio1590 11 hours ago#37
Twin3Turbo posted...
Isn't the Dan LeBatard show one of their highest rated shows
FrisbeeDude  attack always10 hours ago#38
Not to mention dumb decisions like showing Michael Sam making out with his boyfriend every hour for a week after the draft. Probably lost 10,000 subscribers every time they aired that. ESPN is quite out of touch with the typical sports fan.

Lmao
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garan 6 hours ago#39
Nomadic View posted...
They got heavy-handed with politics. Sports is supposed to be an escape from that s***.
K181 6 hours ago#40
ESPN should be one of four things:

1) Actual games
2) Sportscenter (focusing on highlights and nothing else, unless there's major news a la #4)
3) 30 for 30
4) Meaningful press conferences

If something else is on ESPN and it's not one of those four things, then they're wasting time. Don't give a s*** what their pundits think or how Tebow is doing or any nonsense fluff piece garbage. Games, highlights, documentaries, news. That's it.
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CruelBuffalo 6 hours ago#41
E32005 posted...
CruelBuffalo posted...
Nomadic View posted...
They got heavy-handed with politics. Sports is supposed to be an escape from that s***.

Recent examples? Why isn't Fox Sports 1 or NBCSports blowing up with viewers then?

Watch sportsnation every day



Well that proves me wrong!! 

Btw Fox sports and NBC sports wre doing poorly as well
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