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ESPN’s Viewership Is Tanking

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

ESPN’s television viewership numbers are plummeting.

One of the shows taking the worst of the decline is “First Take,” which is now being moved from ESPN 2 to ESPN in an attempt to stop the bleeding. (SLIDESHOW: 12 TIMES SPORTS PUNDIT KRISTINE LEAHY LOOKED ABSOLUTELY STUNNING)

The show was routinely getting more than 450,000 viewers a day in 2015, but now the show severely struggles to hit 300,000 viewers in a day.

Numbers for several other ESPN shows are also not impressive by any measure. For example, only seven segments on EPSN broke more than half a million viewers on November 8. (SLIDESHOW: THESE ARE THE SEXIEST PHOTOS OF RONDA ROUSEY ON THE INTERNET)

Disney owns ESPN and is also taking a hard hit thanks to ESPN’s declining numbers. (SLIDESHOW: UFC Star Arianny Celeste Is Nearly Naked For All Her Fans In These Pictures)

While ESPN might be tanking, The Daily Caller’s viewership numbers have never been higher. Daily Caller Live videos now consistently beat “First Take” and other shows by margins that are in the hundreds of thousands.

A simple video on election night had over 800,000 viewers, or what would be referred to at ESPN as one of their greatest days ever.

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