Not a fan of fighting in general (UFC, Boxing, fighting in Hockey, etc.) and also despite being born and raised in the south, virtually in the heart of NASCAR country... I care very little about racing... so there was a lot of programming for me to ignore.
Their version of "Sportscenter" felt like they were trying too hard. To be fair, look back at old clips from when ESPN launched back in the day and they took a while to get the ball rolling... so I can give a pass somewhat to FS1... but it looks like they want you to think "we are better than ESPN" while simultaneously trying their hardest to BE ESPN. That seems like a recipe for disaster. What helped FOX way back in the day with their NFL broadcasts when they bought that and scooped it out from CBS... was that they didn't try to be CBS or NBC... they did their own thing and innovated.
I watched "Crowd Goes Wild" today... and it was a little painful to watch. I felt bad for Regis... and most of the show was just cringeworthy. ATH and PTI are on vacation this week from ESPN, but I don't see this as a challenge to the 5pm timeslot once those shows come back next week.
FS1 needs to be FS1... and not try to be the new ESPN. I would rather seem them try their own thing and find their own way than trying to ape what they think people like about ESPN.