CNN took one look at these numbers and realized their goose was cooked
CNN thought positioning itself as the anti-Trump resistance would boost their bottom line.
That was a big mistake.
And the numbers that just came in had CNN executives running for the hills.
CNN’s primetime viewership dropped by 6 percent over the last year.
Meanwhile, their anti-Trump rival network MSNBC increased by 12 percent.
Fox News remained in the top spot increasing their average primetime viewership by 3 percent to 2.5 million viewers – nearly triple CNN’s average.
The Hill reports:
“Fox News continues to outperform other basic cable networks, proving once again that our news coverage and premiere team of journalists and opinion hosts are the best in the business,” CEO Suzanne Scott and network president Jay Wallace said in a joint statement. “With the recent launch of Fox Nation, an increased focus on digital and the strong ratings momentum we have built, we are confident that 2019 will offer our loyal viewers even more ways to engage with Fox News.”
MSNBC also had a record-breaking year, finishing in second place among the news networks with 1.8 million viewers in primetime, an increase of 12 percent from 2017. Those numbers make the year the best in the history of MSNBC, which launched the same year as Fox News in 1996.
CNN finished the year in third place, averaging 990,000 viewers in primetime, a drop of 6 percent from last year.
CNN’s ratings are in the tank.
But they refuse to acknowledge the reasons why viewers are turning off the network.
Their White House reporter Jim Acosta constantly whines and grandstands.
They continue to trot out Don Lemon every night to play the race card against Trump.
Yet they tell people they are unbiased.
Americans see right through their propaganda and CNN President Jeff Zucker is feeling the heat.