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ESPN's Much-Hyped "Get Up" Debuts -- And Its Ratings Are Disastrous
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Ubiquitous
2018-04-08 20:33:55 UTC
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On Monday, ESPN finally debuted its much-hyped, but apparently not at
all highly-anticipated, morning show "Get Up" to ratings that the
network never could have dreamed possible. For a show whose trio of
hosts is costing the network just under $15 million, the debut of the
new show drew what may be the lowest ratings for any debut of any ESPN
show in the last decade.

Despite being promoted by a massive roll-out campaign, riding the wave
of the NCAA Tournament, and featuring a trio of high-profile hosts —
Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose — the show's debut was
watched by an average of only 283,000 viewers:

Outkick the Coverage's Clay Travis — who clearly wasn't disappointed by
"WokeCenter" turning out to be officially already a "ratings disaster"
— notes that the hosts will be making "just shy of $15 million"
combined this year, while ESPN "poured tens of millions of dollars into
their brand new studio." Travis suggests that the 283,000 average may
be "the lowest debut for a new ESPN show in the 21st century."

Sports TV Ratings provides some context for the brutal number:

Sports TV Ratings @SportsTVRatings
Get Up! averaged 283,000 from 7-10A. I have the 7-10A
SportsCenters a year ago averaging 327K. Maybe not a
silver lining but First Take averaged 417K. A year ago
it averaged 400K.

Sports TV Ratings @SportsTVRatings
Source: Get Up drew a 0.28 overnight rating. Same time
period last year = .26. Reair on ESPN2 drew a .10 (last
year time period did a 0.13) so technically down a
smidge Y/Y over the combo.

Because he was clearly enjoying himself, Travis threw in a quick
comparison between Get Up's viewership and another show that went
head-to-head with it at the 9 a.m. hour: Peppa the Pig. The children's
show brought in three times the number of viewers (753,000). Ouch.

As Sports Illustrated puts it, "the worst thing that could’ve happened"
to the show was The Hollywood Reporter publishing the salaries of the
three hosts in a big piece a few weeks ago. "According to the piece,
Greenberg makes $6.5 million per year, Beadle makes $5 million per and
Rose comes in at $3 million for a total of $14.5 million per year," SI
reports. "That’s a rough figure for a show if it’s going to draw fewer
than 300,000 viewers."

ESPN's increasing embrace of politically-charged content and overtly
left-wing stances on issues has driven a wedge between sports fans that
have clearly impacted its numbers. The alienation of roughly half its
potential audience, along with the growing cord-cutting trend, has
resulted in massive revenue losses, to which the network's responded
with a series of sweeping layoffs.
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i***@gmail.com
2018-04-08 23:45:38 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
On Monday, ESPN finally debuted its much-hyped, but apparently not at
all highly-anticipated, morning show "Get Up" to ratings that the
network never could have dreamed possible. For a show whose trio of
hosts is costing the network just under $15 million, the debut of the
new show drew what may be the lowest ratings for any debut of any ESPN
show in the last decade.
Hard to imagine how anyone could be surprised that this ESPN show
tanked in the ratings. ESPN lost me when left wing racist
Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN's “SportsCenter,” kept referring to President Trump
as a “white supremacist". If I want to hear a loud-mouth, dimwitted left
wing racist disparage the American President, I'll go watch MSNBC!

Irish Mike
trotsky
2018-04-09 09:18:04 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
On Monday, ESPN finally debuted its much-hyped, but apparently not at
all highly-anticipated, morning show "Get Up" to ratings that the
network never could have dreamed possible. For a show whose trio of
hosts is costing the network just under $15 million, the debut of the
new show drew what may be the lowest ratings for any debut of any ESPN
show in the last decade.
Hard to imagine
Agreed. If you can't even come up with a decent fake identity, other
things being hard to imagine naturally follows.

RichA
2018-04-09 00:24:13 UTC
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ha ha ha.
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