CNN’s Ratings Plunged In April, Coinciding with Mueller Report Release
New outlet sees massive blow, worst month for total viewers since October 2015
News outlet CNN's prime-time ratings took a nosedive of 26% in April, which was the worst month for total viewers since October 2015, according to Media Research.
The news network sustained a 41% slide in viewers aged 25 to 54 - which is the most sought after demographic for advertisers.
Furthermore, not even one of its prime-time shows finished in the top five for news.
CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” finished in 26th place.
But what is interesting, and probably not very surprising, are the ratings slide coincided with the release of Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference, which found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Could the viewing figures be a reflection of something CNN should finally accept, low trust and credibility?
If the Democrat's dream for Trump's impeachment is a distant memory, CNN should surely accept that too.
According to The NYPost: The WarnerMedia news outlet run by Jeff Zucker drew 198,000 viewers in the 25-to-54 age group, while MSNBC delivered 255,000 and Fox News 389,000.
All three networks saw April declines in the desirable demographic over last year, with MSNBC down 36% and Fox News down 19%.
Fox News also led the pack in prime time, drawing an average of 2.4 million viewers to its top lineup, flat over April 2018.
MSNBC’s prime-time viewership, by contrast, fell 14%, to 1.66 million. CNN’s tumbled 26%, to 767,000.
April’s rating roundup extended Fox News’ winning streak as the most-watched cable news network — in both primetime and total day — to 208 consecutive months.
CNN’s prime-time viewership, by contrast, fell to No. 15 — behind ESPN, Hallmark Channel, History, TBS and others.
Among prime-time cable news shows, Fox News’ “Hannity” led with a total audience of 3.08 million viewers, followed by FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with 2.83 million.
MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” attracted 2.63 million.
Zucker was named the chairman of AT&T’s WarnerMedia News & Sports while remaining president of CNN.
The news outlet is also facing a massive $250 million lawsuit over their alleged “vicious” and “direct attacks” on Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann.
Fake news may pay at first, but as we all know, it has a short life span.