Stephen A. Smith Trolls Skip Bayless After ‘First Take’ Destroys ‘Undisputed’ In Ratings

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Stephen A. Smith not only hired Skip Bayless’ former co-host Shannon Sharpe to join him on ‘First Take’, but now he’s taking a victory lap after the latest ratings report.

This week, Bayless debuted the newly revamped ‘Undisputed’ featuring new co-hosts Keyshawn Johnson, Richard Sherman, and Michael Irving.

Unfortunately, according to a report from Front Office Sports, the new ‘Undisputed’ got crushed in the ratings by ESPN rival ‘First Take’.

Via Front Office Sports

The new cast and format changes didn’t help much for weekday morning show.

The premiere of the new and improved “Undisputed Live” drew 131,000 viewers on Monday to 448,000 for ESPN’s top-rated “First Take,” according to sources.

The gap widened on Tuesday, with “Undisputed Live” averaging 120,000 viewers to 474,000 for “First Take.”

On Wednesday, “Undisputed Live” plunged to 78,000 viewers vs. 423,000 for “First Take.”
The first three days of Bayless’ revamped program drew fewer viewers than Sharpe’s final episodes in June, which averaged 154,000 viewers to “First Take’s” 421,000.

Stephen A. shared the Front Office report on his Twitter page, and fans had interesting reactions.

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