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"High Noon in ratings trouble again/ End of the Rydholm era at ESPN"


  

          


I noticed that the ESPN website and smart tv portals had bumped High Noon off the list of shows that you can watch later. Apparently it's being "focus grouped" to determine who is actual audience for the show.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/07/espn-caught-in-strategic-limbo-in-disney-move-to-streaming.html

The show has already had a rocky start after being moved into the afternoon slot and being cut from an hour to a half hour. From Bomani's podcasts it seems like he's getting more elegiac about the future of the tv show and starting to pivot to the next stage of his career.

Where do you think ESPN heads next with its non-live sports programming? It seems like Rydholm made a bet that the future of the talking head stuff on the network would be young, smart, hip, and diverse. Since John Skipper got canned (and 45 got elected) the network has gotten a lot more conservative and a lot less ambitious. Jemele Hill and Michael Smith are gone; Bob Ley retired; Dan Lebatard is taking 6 weeks off in the middle of the football season.

At some point Kornheiser and Papi are too old to put on TV and you can only give Steven A. Smith so many jobs.

  

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High Noon in ratings trouble again/ End of the Rydholm era at ESPN [View all] , anysenserobbed, Wed Nov-13-19 10:32 AM
 
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the LeBatard thing seemed like a weird detail to include...
Nov 13th 2019
1
RE: the LeBatard thing seemed like a weird detail to include...
Nov 13th 2019
5
      you're not wrong...
Nov 13th 2019
7
Yeah, not sure your general point is correct
Nov 13th 2019
2
RE: not sure if Bo's act is wearing off or if it's not being used right
Nov 13th 2019
8
CC was fired from FS1
Nov 13th 2019
3
everything I peeped...
Nov 13th 2019
4
Washington Post with an article today about the future of High Noon
Nov 13th 2019
6
show sucks
Nov 13th 2019
9
the show was trash and Pablo was annoying
Nov 13th 2019
10
^ i really wanted to love it but it's dry like bad white meat chicken
Nov 13th 2019
11
      yeah...and I really like them both, individually...
Nov 13th 2019
12
           Co-sign this...
Nov 13th 2019
14
                Same here
Nov 13th 2019
22
RE: High Noon in ratings trouble again/ End of the Rydholm era at ESPN
Nov 13th 2019
13
if you want to hear some really good football analysis...
Nov 13th 2019
15
      RE: if you want to hear some really good football analysis...
Nov 13th 2019
16
           you talking about their show, Morning Roast...
Nov 13th 2019
21
           Mina and Dominique need a show
Nov 14th 2019
30
Is anything dumber than “doubling down on highlights?”
Nov 13th 2019
17
RE: I get the sense that people really love SVP
Nov 13th 2019
18
      People that have been out all evening and haven’t had a chance...
Nov 13th 2019
20
           Baldy's Breakdowns on twitter > ESPNs entire programming
Nov 14th 2019
25
aren't y'all the same people who pooh-pooh desus and mero?
Nov 13th 2019
19
it’s the only one of the 4 I listen to in podcast form daily.
Nov 14th 2019
23
      I think there are a lot of people this is true about
Nov 14th 2019
24
           That's about the size of it to me
Nov 21st 2019
31
                the metrics are always whatever someone high up wants them to be
Nov 21st 2019
32
                     Yea, if the decision has been made NOTHING we speculate will change
Nov 21st 2019
33
Bomani will be just fine.. not sure about try hard Pablo tho
Nov 14th 2019
26
right the "smart asian guy that went to Harvard" shtick only goes so far
Nov 14th 2019
27
RE: Pablo brings the reporting background
Nov 14th 2019
28
      you seem to think you know how things work
Nov 14th 2019
29
cancelled. last episode airs in March. was good while it lasted
Feb 24th 2020
34
RE: High Noon in ratings trouble again/ End of the Rydholm era at ESPN
Feb 25th 2020
35
I pretty much agree with everything you said and that is rare lol...
Feb 25th 2020
37
      y'all literally agree every day
Feb 25th 2020
43
Pablo Torre is bland and condescending, not for TV. Bomani is great.
Feb 25th 2020
36
its hard to pull off the debate format with bomani
Feb 25th 2020
38
This. All of this.
Feb 25th 2020
40
yes, yes and yes...
Feb 25th 2020
45
Mina Kimes probably would have been a better fit
Feb 25th 2020
48
Bomani is an asshole. Period.
Feb 25th 2020
41
LOL, yep...I really think they stopped bringing him on ...
Feb 25th 2020
44
Bomani and Dan were the perfect pairing
Feb 26th 2020
50
the thing that bothered me about Pablo
Feb 25th 2020
42
yeah i'll never get the point of that little dude
Feb 25th 2020
46
Bo needs to rework his gimmick a bit if he wants to lead a tv show
Feb 25th 2020
39
completely agreed.. Evening Jones still the best thng he does
Feb 25th 2020
47
sucks
Feb 25th 2020
49
RE: High Noon in ratings trouble again/ End of the Rydholm era at ESPN
Mar 05th 2020
51
on this you're absolutely correct
Mar 14th 2020
57
and Rachel Nichols gives way too much of HER opinion these days...
Mar 09th 2020
52
Her opinion holds more weight than most, men included
Mar 09th 2020
53
no in the traditional role the host is supposed to set up the talent..
Mar 10th 2020
55
....what
Mar 10th 2020
54
why did you capitalize her...I mean I know why, but explain...
Mar 11th 2020
56
      I explained what I meant in post #55
Mar 14th 2020
58
Also they should never let Stephen A Smith and Max Kellerman...
Mar 20th 2020
59
and....LeBatard Show is out...
Dec 03rd 2020
60
Good, hopefully ATH gets knock too, outside of PTI that whole genre...
Dec 04th 2020
61
100% facts. These shows drying up is long overdue
Dec 04th 2020
62
Right, the success of PTI made them want to duplicate that, Stat boy...
Dec 04th 2020
67
Stephen A is the E in ESPN. he got the network on his back.
Dec 04th 2020
68
      yeah...I had thrown out a recommendation...
Dec 04th 2020
69
           great guy but still doesn't know shit about football and baseball but...
Dec 04th 2020
70
                cuz the network want him to, lol...
Dec 04th 2020
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                     right I think a lot of it now is budget related, especially during the.....
Dec 04th 2020
72
Good?
Dec 04th 2020
63
none of this has anything to do with the DLS, though...
Dec 04th 2020
66
RE: and....LeBatard Show is out...
Dec 04th 2020
64
      you right, I remember him saying that...
Dec 04th 2020
65
LeBatard and Skipper forming their own media company...
Jan 22nd 2021
73
He's making up for all the years he couldn't mention Trump
Jan 22nd 2021
74
Get Up is pretty good imo
May 06th 2021
75
Yep…I’ve always enjoyed GU…
May 06th 2021
76

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