First Take, sport broadcast giant ESPN’s weekday morning studio debate show, has reported a strong November and enjoyed a 70% increase in overall viewership over the previous year, averaging 511,000 viewers.
The month also saw an increase of 91% for men 18 to 34 compared with the same period last year (109,000 vs. 57,000), according to Nielsen.
The show features commentators Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman with host Molly Qerim. It airs weekday mornings from 10am to noon ET, focusing on the most compelling and entertaining topics of the day from the world of sports.
“The First Take team is dedicated to working harder and smarter to provide our fans with a programme they can count on for thought-provoking debates and discussions, no matter the topics,” said David Roberts, ESPN VP, Network Content. “That commitment will continue as we wrap up 2017 and look forward to even greater success stories in the new year. All of us are thankful for a very loyal and growing fan base.”