CNN’s ratings have crashed, re-crashed, and cashed again in the era of Trump as millions of viewers run pell-mell from the network’s constant lies and left-wing slant and last month the network’s viewership fell to another low.
The once top news network’s prime-time ratings have dropped another astounding 26 percent in April compared to last year, according to Nielsen ratings data.
Worse, CNN lost heavily in the demographic that advertisers most want to appeal to, the 25-46 age bracket.
In the 25-46 year-old demo CNN found it’s least-watched month since August of 2015.
Of the three big cable news nets, CNN was “third with 767,000 average primetime viewers, down from 1.04 million in April 2018,” according to The Hill.
Meanwhile, Fox News finished first with an average of 2.4 million viewers. And MSNBC, while still down 14 percent, earned second place.
“MSNBC was second with an average of 1.66 million viewers, down from 1.93 million in April 2018,” The Hill added.
Fox News delivered 389,000 viewers, followed by MSNBC’s 255,000 and CNN’s 198,000 viewers in the category.
This compared to 483,000 for Fox, 398,000 for MSNBC and 336,000 for CNN in April 2018.
Of course, all the nets lost in the important demo. Over all CNN and MSNBC saw declines, too, while Fox stayed flat.
As to the top shows:
The top five shows in cable news were Fox’s “Hannity” with an average of 3.086 million viewers, followed by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with an average of 2.834 million. MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” was third with 2.630 million viewers, followed by Fox’s “The Ingraham Angle with 2.455 million viewers and “The Five” with 2.4 million in rounding out the Top-5.
CNN’s highest-rated show was “Chris Cuomo Primetime,” which averaged 917,000 viewers in finishing 26th overall in total viewers among the cable news networks.
In any case, even as CNN grows more shrill, and even as its lies get more pervasive, its ratings crash over and over again.
Will CNN ever learn?
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