RT isn't bad as long as it's talking about issues that have nothing to do with the Russian national interest. They host Larry King, for instance, who probably isn't a Russian agent. On top of that Sargon of Akkad has a full third of those subscriber numbers and he's some fucking Youtube dumbass, not an entire network. This is hardly impressive --- how many people actually watch the average RT program, in particular their political programs (i.e not Larry King)?
Also, why isn't there this absolute hysteria about Al Jazeera or VoA? Those two outlets have comparable reach (if not more) and are also explicitly State-funded.