ESPN have announced they will no longer have dedicated Thursday primetime slots for Major League Soccer.
MLS games are planned to be shown on Thursdays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.
â€śWe didnâ€™t see the kind of ratings climb weâ€™d like to, so weâ€™re trying something different,â€ť ESPN VP of programming Scott Guglielmino told Sports Business Journal.
MLS spokesperson Dan Courtemanche, responding specifically to the Saturday games move, said: â€śWe feel we can provide a much larger crowd and a much more festive atmosphere for the viewer. That should translate to better ratings.â€ť
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