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Cari Champion Leaves First Take

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Cari Champion has had the Herculean task of moderating the quagmire that is First Take, sitting between Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith. After nearly 3-years of playing traffic cop on the ESPN debate style show, Champion is leaving First Take to become a SportsCenter anchor. Debbie Emery of The Wrap reports that Champion will join the morning edition of SportsCenter sometime next month plus “interact” with ABC’s Good Morning America.

She is expected to work on morning segments of the broadcast beginning in mid-July, particularly a series of upcoming “interactions” about sports and entertainment with members of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I grew up watching ‘SportsCenter’ — it is the flagship show so I am living the dream,” Champion told TheWrap. “When I first started working here, I would casually petition for it — but there’s always a long line.”

In addition to moderating First Take over the last two and half years, Champion was the subject of some insane tweets from comedian Artie Lange which prompted ESPN to ban him from appearing on any of its platforms. He later apologized while Cari took the high road on the whole incident.

As Champion leaves First Take, there’s no word on who will take her role as moderator. The person who replaces her will need a strong stomach and personality to put up with the opinions from Bayless and Smith.

Cari explains the decision to leave First Take in her espnW “Be Honest” podcast.

In the meantime, the former Tennis Channel host and entertainment reporter moves on to the next phase of her career where she should thrive and succeed. SportsCenter is a natural progression for Champion after being the moderator of First Take and the move is a well deserved promotion after enduring her time in Embrace Debate Purgatory.

Credit to Awful Announcing who originally published this article

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SEC on CBS Draws College Football’s Most-Watched Game for Third Straight Week

Alabama-Arkansas drew an average of 5.828 million viewers, making it the most-watched Alabama-Arkansas game in 12 years.

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CBS is reaping the benefits of its package with the SEC. That’s because for the third consecutive week, CBS is home of college football’s highest-rated game of the week.

Alabama-Arkansas drew an average of 5.828 million viewers, making it the most-watched Alabama-Arkansas game in 12 years. That game also peaked at nearly 7 million viewers at one point.

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FOX Scores Another Big College Football Weekend

Saturday’s broadcast of Michigan-Iowa drew 4,198,000 viewers on FOX.

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FOX continues to grabs heaps of viewers for its prime viewing window of college football coverage.

Saturday’s broadcast of Michigan-Iowa drew 4,198,000 viewers on FOX. To date, thru five weeks of the college football season, Big Noon Saturday is averaging 5,767,000 viewers, the most-watched window in college football.

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NFL Ratings on CBS Off to Best Start Since 2010

That number buoys the network to an average of 18.559 million viewers over the first four games of the season.

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The NFL of CBS is behemoth to start the 2022 season. This past weekend saw the more massive ratings for the network.

Sunday’s national game window, which was led the Patriots-Packers overtime game, averaged 24.647 million viewers which was the most-watched Week 4 window on CBS since 1998, when the NFL returned to CBS. It’s also a ratings increase of 8% from last season.

That number buoys the network to an average of 18.559 million viewers over the first four games of the season, CBS‘ best start to a season since 2010.

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