ESPN's future

Page 1 of 121234>Last »
November 30th, 2016 at 4:23:30 PM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 105
Posts: 7500
The Nielsen estimates revealed that ESPN lost 555,000 subscribers during the last month.

Down 11 million in 3 years. Down to 88 million. Every 10 million is almost $900 million per year in subscriber fees alone.

I don't buy the part of the article that it is mostly the left-wing slant on the air, but I buy that said slant is part of it. That will drive people from the talk shows but the game is the game.

When will they begin cutting bone?
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
February 16th, 2017 at 8:11:51 AM permalink
reno
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 55
Posts: 941
Quote: Evenbob
Trumpers continue to vote with their wallets.

ESPN Losing 10,000 Subscribers a Day Over Its Political Left Turn

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/espn-struggles-wont-go-away-but-disney-ceo-thinks-he-has-the-answer-2017-02-08


Viewership of Thursday night football (CBS) is down 9%. Sunday night football (NBC) is down 11%.

We dont really know, said Neal Pilson, a former CBS executive and the founder of Pilson Communications, a consulting firm focused on sports TV. I cant give you a specific reason why the NFLs ratings are down. Its very hard to find one reason. Its not one thing. You have to look at five, six, seven things to figure it out. Its a confluence of multiple negative factors. Ratings are down not only for the NFL but for a variety of sports, Pilson said.

Are you arguing that fewer people are watching football on CBS because ESPN is too liberal? ESPN isn't alone: sports programming on every channel is being affected by this cord-cutting phenomenon. This isn't about Republicans vs. Democrats.
February 16th, 2017 at 8:42:45 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
Threads: 40
Posts: 3585
Quote: reno

Are you arguing that fewer people are watching football on CBS because ESPN is too liberal? ESPN isn't alone: sports programming on every channel is being affected by this cord-cutting phenomenon. This isn't about Republicans vs. Democrats.


I totally agree
I lean left and I hardly watch any football
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
February 16th, 2017 at 9:15:05 AM permalink
Nareed
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 332
Posts: 12072
Quote: reno
Viewership of Thursday night football (CBS) is down 9%. Sunday night football (NBC) is down 11%.


I'm a lot more likely to be home and near a TV on Sunday evenings than on Thursday's.

Also, on Sundays I look up which games are on, on the cable box guide, and set reminders. Inevitably I find the evening game, and MNF to boot, and set them as well. On Thursdays I often forget there's even a game on.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
February 16th, 2017 at 10:02:12 AM permalink
reno
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 55
Posts: 941
Quote: terapined
I totally agree
I lean left and I hardly watch any football


Do you get cable? You should be watching more ESPN, apparently it's really leftist these days. You'd love it. Viewership of ESPN among liberal Democrats must be through the roof.
February 16th, 2017 at 11:51:09 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 773
Posts: 9162
The last cable bill had the following surcharges
Broadcast TV Surcharge $9.03
Sports Programming Surcharge $7.82
Entertainment Networks Surcharge $7.10
Total = $24.05

Presumably the $7.82 is what Disney charges the cable company to broadcast all the ESPN channels. The Broadcast charge is what the cable company pays to re-transmit signals that are available on antenna service. I don't know what Entertainment Networks Surcharge. I think the cable company pays more than $24.05 to all the networks combined.

Sling TV with ESPN option and a total of 30 channels is now $20 a month and they will give you a $30 Roku Express adapter if you prepay two months.
February 16th, 2017 at 12:38:43 PM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
Threads: 40
Posts: 3585
Quote: reno
Do you get cable? You should be watching more ESPN, apparently it's really leftist these days. You'd love it. Viewership of ESPN among liberal Democrats must be through the roof.

I actually watch a lot of ESPN
I watch pardon the interruption daily
I pretty much grew up reading and watching Wilbon and Kornheiser in the Wash post and on the local tv stations in DC
I watch a lot of college basketball and some pro ball
Last nites game was a hoot with Bill Walton and Dick Vitale doing the Cleveland Cavs game. They generally just do college but ESPN got them together :-)
They told a lot of great stories.

Most athletes of color generally lean left
They get hired by ESPN so it all makes sense
Overall I don't see politics on ESPN
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
February 16th, 2017 at 1:53:18 PM permalink
Dalex64
Member since: Mar 8, 2014
Threads: 2
Posts: 2165
That's what I did, except I paid for the $25/mo Blue plan. Got the Roku.

I missed a show that I wanted to watch on AMC. Turns out AMC has a Roku plug-in that let me watch the show, with no signup, sign-in, or cable subscription.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
February 16th, 2017 at 2:24:31 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 111
Posts: 12754
Quote: terapined

I watch a lot of college basketball and some pro ball


Sports, something dreamed up to fill
your time with useless nonsense
between cradle and grave. Sports or
jerking off to porn, I defy anyone to
point out the difference.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 16th, 2017 at 2:59:11 PM permalink
TheCesspit
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 23
Posts: 1929
Quote: Evenbob
Sports, something dreamed up to fill
your time with useless nonsense
between cradle and grave. Sports or
jerking off to porn, I defy anyone to
point out the difference.


If you don't know the difference, you best never go out to any of kids and grandkids sports.
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die.... it's called Life
Page 1 of 121234>Last »