While the sports media world is more captivated with the battle between Skip Bayless’ old show versus his new show I’m more interested in how ESPN’s flagship sports talk/debate show Pardon the Interruption is doing.
It’d be more interesting to me still if PTI was at least holding its ground, but alas, TV is hard.
I excluded the days when the day’s first telecast of PTI didn’t air on the same network in 2016 as it did in 2015 (due to Tennis & World Cup of Hockey there are several of those days) but I did not consider guest hosts, who they were or whether there have been more days with guest hosts this year than last since Labor Day.
With those caveats ‘Pardon the Interruption’ is down 19% year over year since Labor Day.
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Would be interested to know if rating plummet at end of show- Last commercial break has to be 4 minutes
It’s not that fans no longer like PTI. People are tired of paying for cable TV. It costs to much and there are to many worthless channels.
Pablo Torre alone has ruined the show.