article “I was just really looking forward to watching the World Series.
You know, that’s the most exciting thing,” she said.
“The game, the game, all of it, the whole thing.
But the best thing to do is just go and watch it.”
A year ago, when ESPN launched its YouTube channel, its content was focused on the sports and pop culture that was shaping the year.
But with more than 1 billion videos watched a year and an estimated 100 million people watching, the channel was becoming a major part of the sports landscape.
It helped lead to a surge in the popularity of social media and video gaming, as well as a rise in subscription-based video-streaming services like Amazon Prime Video.
While ESPN’s popularity was on par with that of Fox, the network is now the second-largest network in the U.S. behind HBO.
While the network had struggled with online subscriber declines and an overall decline in viewers, the rise of streaming video services like Hulu and Netflix and new video streaming services like Netflix Instant, all helped boost ESPN’s viewership.
That has prompted many to wonder how long ESPN will be able to sustain the same level of viewership and revenue it enjoyed in the past, especially given its increasing reliance on mobile.
A number of people have suggested the company’s ratings could be at risk if it continues to lose viewers and generate less revenue, and ESPN CEO Brett Kavanaugh has suggested that if the company is losing viewers to streaming video, it may not be able sell ads to advertisers in the future.
On Wednesday, the company announced a series of measures to try and counter that threat, including increasing its focus on its digital content, reducing its exposure to cable networks, and rethinking how its digital offerings work.
But for many viewers and sports fans, it’s a tough sell, especially with the current state of the sport.
“I think if you look at sports in general, the sport has really struggled with the digital space,” said Stephanie Hahn, a marketing consultant and ESPN.com editor who has written about sports viewership and online engagement for ESPN.
“When it comes to sports in particular, the digital footprint of the network has shrunk.”
The shift away from sports in the digital era, especially in the fall and winter, has led to a sharp decrease in viewership for ESPN’s prime-time football games, which are viewed by almost half of all adults.
While viewers have not shown any signs of dropping in the first quarter of 2018, the number of viewers has actually declined, according to Nielsen.
ESPN’s ratings have fallen for several years, and it has historically been the most-watched network in America for prime-day and late-night programming.
Despite its declining audience, ESPN is still one of the most popular sports networks in the world.
In fact, the last time the network was ranked among the top five for all of television was in 2015, when it was No. 2.
But there are signs that the network could be heading in a different direction.
While the company has been experimenting with a number of different ways to attract viewers, including more interactive, personalized programming, a new ad-free version of its online-only site has not been embraced by many viewers.
And the company appears to be struggling to find a way to generate more revenue from its traditional cable- and satellite-TV offerings, which could be a problem if it loses the cord-cutters who subscribe to its live streaming service.
“What you’re seeing is that there’s a very strong sentiment among cord-cutting viewers to get off the cable,” said Tom Scholz, an analyst with Kantar Media.
“That’s not a good thing.”
Despite the struggles, many fans continue to be loyal to ESPN, even though it has struggled to attract more viewers in recent years.
In the last three years, more than 9 million people have signed up for the ESPN+ streaming service, with more people tuning in for every game.
In the coming weeks, ESPN will host a panel of business leaders to discuss how the network can increase its engagement and reach beyond its traditional audience.
ESPN CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said during the panel that it was a good idea for the company to offer a free service.
While he acknowledged the challenges, Bewks said the company needed to take a look at its digital footprint.
He said he had no doubt that there was a need for more content.
“We’ve never seen that before in the history of sports and we’re really looking to figure out what the next step is,” he said.
“The content we have is great.
But we have to be careful not to forget about the digital platform that we have, because we’re going to have to deal with it in the long run.”