CNN Primetime Ratings Hit 3-Year Low Amid Impeachment Saga
Fox News enjoyed higher ratings than CNN and MSNBC combined
News outlet CNN published its lowest primetime ratings in three years last week, as Fox News enjoyed higher ratings than both CNN and MSNBC combined.
Last week, Fox News averaged almost 2.2 million viewers in primetime, which included 303,000 in the sought-after age demographic of 25-54, Nielsen Media Research reported.
Meanwhile, MSNBC averaged over 1.3 million viewers, with 187,000 in the 25-54 demographic.
But at the bottom of the pile came CNN, which averaged just 643,000 primetime viewers, with 138,000 coming from the 25-54 demographic.
CNN saw its worst primetime week in three years, along with its worst among the 25-54 demographic.
Fox News also surpassed cable news in total day ratings for the 47th consecutive week, with an average of 1.3 million viewers.
Earlier this year, CNN faced controversy after an alleged 'whistleblower' captured its employees casually confirming the network's internal anti-Trump bias.
The exposè showed the company president Jeff Zucker ordering top news executives to focus on President Donald Trump's impeachment, disregarding important news.
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The founder of Project Veritas, James O'Keefe, built up the release on social media with an "#ExposeCNN" hashtag, before publishing the first segment of the multi-part series.
The video also features Cary Poarch, a satellite uplink technician at CNN’s Washington Bureau, who, before, he claims, his dream job quickly turned into a nightmare due to CNN's glaring bias.
In October, CNN's Democratic primary debate was the lowest-rated so far this election cycle.
During the three-hour telecast, the network landed an average of 8.3 million views.
The figures marked a dip from its previous two-part debates in July, which saw 10.7 million viewers.