The Cable News Network saw a mass exodus of viewers in the first week of 2022 when compared to the numbers of last year, according to Nielsen ratings.
CNN has been hit by a number of damaging and embarrassing scandals over the last year, and their audience has said, Sayonara!
For the week of Jan. 3, CNN saw an average daily viewer count of only 548,000 viewers. That represents an 81% drop from the network’s average viewer count in the same week from last year, when it garnered 2.7 million viewers.
The network saw its greatest ratings the week of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by some supporters of former President Donald Trump who were objecting to the official results of the 2020 presidential election. That week marked the first time in years of Fox News domination that CNN and MSNBC defeated the dominate the cable news network giant.
A year later, things are back to “normal”.
“CNN saw a sharp decline in viewership the first week of 2022 with a nearly 90% drop both overall and in the critical demographic coveted by advertisers,” reports the Daily Mail.
The liberal network didn’t just lose 90 percent of its overall audience. The far-left propaganda outlet lost 86 percent of its viewers in the 25-54 age group, which is the age group that sets advertising rates.
CNN also saw an 86 percent decline in the much-desirable 25-to-54 demographic, with a paltry 113,000 tuned in last week, compared to the 822,000 CNN averaged a year ago.
The network, which was swallowed up by AT&T in its merger with WarnerMedia last year, has been plagued by high-profile scandals – most notably the firing of its top-rated prime time star Chris Cuomo after the anchor was found to be helping his sex-pest brother Andrew try to beat harassment allegations, which led to his resignation as New York’s governor.
On top of Chris Cuomo’s endless scandals, there’s the sexual assault allegation against basement-rated Don Lemon, there’s Jake Tapper’s guy, who’s accused of sex crimes against children, there’s Jeffrey Toobin, who masturbated in front of his colleagues, and isn’t there one more? Oh, yeah, the accused pedophile who worked for Chris Cuomo. And let’s not forget that Chris himself admitted to grabbing a woman’s butt.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo has admitted to groping a woman while working at ABC News. https://t.co/fVikmPyn33
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 24, 2021
Here’s the status of CNN’s primetime:
CNN also shed 89 percent of its primetime viewers among its key demographic and 91 percent of viewers ages 18 to 49.
The former television news leader also failed to maintain strong viewership on January 6, something its anchors boasted about the prior year.
In 2021, the network averaged 5.3 million viewers on January 6. This year it failed to reach 1.5 million during any hour of the day despite having special programing marking the anniversary of the riot.
Om the contrary Fox News is doing just fine:
Fox topped the rankings for its coverage of January 6. It was also the no. 1 ranked cable news network during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ anniversary remarks.
During the first week of the year, the network averaged 1.4 million total viewers, only a 15 percent drop from the same period in 2021.
MSNBC lost 67 percent of its total audience last week, 80 percent of which was among its key demographic.
CNN is left-wing talk radio with pictures, and CNN is failing at that because MSNBC does it a whole lot better with superior production values and appealing anchors.
CNN’s ratings sinking like a stone. https://t.co/WySz4DbcJK
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 5, 2021
Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.
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