The latest numbers from Nielsen indicate that ESPN subscription numbers are still in a free-fall.
Breitbart News is reporting that ESPN lost another 555,000 subscribers in November, right after the worst month in company history.
In contrast, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, and the SEC Network, all other Disney-owned channels in the ESPN family, fared slightly better, but why?
We think Breitbart’s Dylan Gwinn hit the nail on the head:
What do ESPNU, ESPNEWS, and the SEC Network all have in common? They are, by far, the least opinion-driven and ideological of all the ESPN channels. ESPN’s slate of uber-opinionated, radically leftist programs such as Around the Horn, First Take, Pardon the Interruption, His & Hers, and others all appear on ESPN or ESPN2, the channels which have seen the greatest decline.
Just like the with the NFL, whose ratings have taken a beating this year, it seems that sports fans are fed up with ESPN’s politicization of sports, especially from a leftist viewpoint.