Cable news viewers are abandoning CNN in droves. Their 24/7 anti-Trump programming policy isn’t working out so well, it seems. Even the Hallmark Channel is beating them in some areas. How embarrassing for them.
The TV Newser reports:
Basic Cable Ranker: Week of Feb. 5
Another week, another win for Fox News in prime time and in total day.
FNC ranked No. 1 across cable in total day (6 a.m. – 6 a.m.) for the fifth consecutive week, and dominated by a significant margin. That said, the network was -13 percent in total day viewers from the comparable week in 2017.
The network earned another No. 1 finish for the week of Feb. 5 in prime time viewers. But similar to its performance in total day, FNC was -13 percent in prime time versus the same week last year.
Despite the year-over-year audience declines, Fox News programming were among the most-watched across all of cable this past week. Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight and The Ingraham Angle made up 11 of the top 20 telecasts in total viewers.
MSNBC defeated rival CNN in the prime time demo, but fell short to CNN among A25-54 across total day (No. 15 vs. No. 12).
CNN, as mentioned knocked off its rival MSNBC among adults 25-54 in total day, but struggled relative to last year in prime time. The network was -30 percent in total prime time viewers, and -23 percent in total day viewers from last year.
Here’s the key detail:
I was just looking at this report on the top ten total primetime viewers on cable from February 5–11 and I can’t seem to find CNN? Something worth investigating @Acosta. CNN at least had more prime time viewers than the Hallmark Channel right? Oh wait.. https://t.co/xtST7Crxyw pic.twitter.com/annymWLldy
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) February 19, 2018
That’s pretty rough!