All told, the ESPN audience across the network’s channels was already liberal in 2015 – but it became more liberal in 2016 as Republicans stopped watching:
The ESPN audience became 5% less Republican in 2016 than 2015 across all 43 markets analyzed.
ESPN2’s audience became 10% less Republican during the same time period.
The biggest partisan shift happened on ESPN News, whose audience became 36% less Republican and more Democratic.
ESPNU’s audience became 12% more Democratic in 2016 compared to 2015.
ESPN Deportes – whose audience already skewed very liberal – became 27% more Democratic.