TV ratings for ESPN’s signature ESPY Awards have tanked in recent years, losing nearly 90 percent of its audience since the network gave its “Courage” award to Caitlyn Jenner in 2015.
In 2015, the first steps for sports to enter the path of wokeness by awarding Bruce Jenner its “Arthur Ashe Courage Award.” Jenner won this distinction shortly after he came out as transgender and announced that from this moment on he would live the rest of his life identifying as a woman.
In 2015, the year that Jenner won the “Courage” award, was9 the last time more than 7 million people watched the award show, this year it barely made it past 1 million viewers.
A quick review of the ESPYs since 2015, to show how woke they have become since then.
- In 2016, the show opened with a group of black athletes delivering a pro Black Lives Matter message attacking the police.
- In 2017, the ESPYs brought in Michelle Obama to present the “Courage” award.
- In 2018, ESPN made a big deal about having Danica Patrick host the awards as the “first female host” during which she delivered anti-Trump “jokes.”
- In 2020, ESPN brought in infamous national anthem protester and virulent Trump hater Megan Rapinoe to host the show. The show also included a :racial justice” segment.
It should come as no surprise to viewers that with all the wokeness going around, everyone has lost the interest in watching the one thing they thought they could get away from, and that is sports.