Things continue to look bleak for CNN when compared to its competitors Fox News and MSNBC.
At Bretibart, John Nolte reports that the ratings numbers for November are in, and not only does Fox have a clear lead, but CNN lags far behind runner-up MSNBC.
Fox News trounced CNN in every conceivable metric, most especially in total viewers.
Fox’s average of 1.43 million total day viewers more than doubled CNN’s pathetic 690 thousand. During primetime, the humiliation was even worse: Fox’s 2.299 million viewers nearly tripled CNN’s laughably low 855 thousand.
Putting CNN in a distant last place was second place MSNBC, which nearly doubled CNN’s paltry primetime viewership (855 thousand) with 1.687 million total viewers. Both of the left-wing networks were far apart in total day viewers, with MSNBC notching 942 thousand, compared to the 690 thousand for last place CNN.
In a country of more than 330 million, CNN cannot manage to accumulate anything close to even one million viewers.
Here are the oh-so-delightful numbers:
Total Day Viewers (25-54 demographic)
Fox News: 1.43 million (299 thousand)
MSNBC: 942 thousand (209 thousand)
CNN: 690 thousand (228 thousand)
Primetime Viewers (25-54 demographic)
Fox News: 2.299 million (447 thousand)
MSNBC: 1.687 million (371 thousand)
CNN: 855 thousand (301 thousand)
It’s nothing new that Fox is in the lead, but Nolte has a theory about why CNN can’t even compete with their fellow leftist scolds at MSNBC:
That all changed, however, as CNN became a Conspiracy Theory Network devoted to bringing down President Trump. During the past year, as it has slipped well behind MSNBC, CNN has devolved into a punchline, a national laughingstock widely seen by the public as a pompous and self-righteous news outlet constantly out for revenge against a president who dares to call out their serial lies.
CNN became embroiled in the elite media’s ongoing and horrific sexual abuse scandal when the senior producer of State of the Union, Jake Tapper’s low-rated Sunday show (Tapper pulled in fewer total viewers than a rerun of Fox News Sunday), was fired over numerous misconduct complaints.
As TFPP reported at the beginning of the month, this is a continuation of a monthly trend. We’ve also reported this summer that CNN has even struggled to compete with reruns and puff programming on channels like HGTV, USA, and Nick at Nite.
It’s no wonder why — conservatives have basically just one cable news option, and leftists who want to mainline their narratives have MSNBC. Even though the pretense never matched the reality, many of CNN’s viewers were likely more superficial types that either fancied themselves independents or picked the channel purely by reputation. That’s not a recipe for lasting viewership when it turns out you’re just as biased as the competition, and just as vapid as more entertaining fare people could be watching instead.
Do you think there’s any chance of CNN executives wising up about any of this long enough to reverse their fortunes? More evenhanded and honest reporting, maybe? Okay, you can stop laughing, those were of course rhetorical questions. But all the same, feel free to sound off in the comments below with your reactions and predictions!