If you were wondering how much of an impact politics have on viewership for a network, then ESPN might have an answer for you as the network’s latest research has indicated that there’s not a lot of impact on the viewership.
The latest results are from a survey conducted by Langer Research Associates as the network conducted on the network between May 3 and May 7. Interestingly, more than 60 percent of the responders said that ESPN was getting it right in terms of mixing sports news and political issues. However, nearly 20 percent of the responders said that they don’t have an opinion or ESPN doesn’t cover enough politics in the network’s programming.
This survey comes after in several reports in recent months have mentioned that the network’s declining viewership resembles the network’s left-wing bias. However, ESPN has said that number of people who responded yes to political bias has remained unchanged since last October when it first conducted similar survey.
Despite the declining figures in viewership, ESPN noted that for third straight year, it was the highest-rated full time cable network among adults and men across all age groups.
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