The success of both shows has lead to ESPN being the top cable network from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m in the key demographic of 18-34...
"Smith confirmed that he and Kellerman lost their chemistry together, as the rolling slate of debaters brings the juice back to First Take."
"Smith has been a staunch critic of Irving's stance around why he won't receive the shot."
"At the time of the announcement, ESPN was expecting fans to be able to attend the October 29 show."
"Anytime Smith and Irvin match up it creates headline haymakers and that contributed to the feel of First Take on day one."
"Orlovsky pulled zero punches in the segment, poking fun at his colleague."
"Smith felt the chemistry wore thin as they approached year six together on the air."
ESPN is taking First Take on the road all next week. The show is headed West and features stops in Texas, California, and Arizona. On Monday, November 5...