A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
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ESPN wanted to wake America up woke with their new “Get Up!” morning show that stars Mike Greenberg, Michelle Liberal, and Jalen Rose, and the ratings for the much hyped and promoted show are a CNN level ratings disaster.
The premiere episode got only, on average, 283,000 viewers, which is less than reruns SportsCenter received in the same time slot last year.
Radio host Clay Travis stated that the low number may be the lowest debut for a new ESPN this century.
If the ratings continue to be bad, there is no way ESPN makes money on this show. Especially considering they’re paying the three hosts around $15 million a year.
ESPN damaged their brand forever when they went left and got political, and the premiere ratings for this show is just the latest example that audiences aren’t interested in watching a show that everyone knows is gonna include liberal politics.
Now, ESPN better be real careful though because if LeBron James has a web show that has three hosts that sit around and talk sports and politics, he may sue them for copyright infringement because no one before him has ever thought of that. Right Nick Saban?
I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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