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ESPN Executive Admits Drift Into Politics Hurt The Network, Was Miscalculation

6 monthes ago   |   By Deadline

A top ESPN executive has admitted that the network's move toward politics may have been poison to its ratings.
Norby Williamson told the Washington Post in an interview earlier this week that the network has since reversed course on that focus, helping goose its ratings.
Still, Williamson told the WaPo that the politics on the network's flagship SportsCenter damaged ratings. .
I think we miscalculated a little bit," Williamson said. "The perception became that you could...
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