CNN has been bleeding viewers and ratings for months and the trend got even worse in APril. The far left, credibility challenged network lost 26 percent in prime time. That’s a disaster.
CNN Drops 26% In Prime Time As Fox News Dominates April Cable Ratings
CNN’s prime time hosts can only hope it will be better in the new building.
As CNN prepares to move its prime time studios and operations to a glitzy new building at New York City’s brand new–and widely reviled–Hudson Yards development, the network saw its prime time lineup drop 26% in April compared to the same month one year ago.
CNN’s total audience in prime time was well under a million viewers–767,000–while competitors MSNBC and Fox News finished the month far ahead: MSNBC in second place overall with 1.660 million total viewers, and Fox News leading all of cable with a total audience of 2.395 million.
April ranks as CNN’s lowest-rated month among total viewers in nearly four years, since October 2015. CNN’s Cuomo Primetime, which has been the network’s highest-rated hour, drew a total audience of 917,000 viewers in April, the show’s worst-ever performance.
Among viewers 25-54, the demographic most coveted by national advertisers, the falloff for CNN was even more stark: down 41 percent.
CNN could fix this problem very simply but ideology is more important to them than anything else.
The Hill has more on the numbers:
In prime time, Fox News finished first with an average of 2.4 million viewers. In April 2018, the network also averaged 2.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
MSNBC was second with an average of 1.66 million viewers, down from 1.93 million in April 2018.
CNN was third with 767,000 average primetime viewers, down from 1.04 million in April 2018.
In the 25–54 demographic, all three networks saw a decline.
Fox News delivered 389,000 viewers, followed by MSNBC’s 255,000 and CNN’s 198,000 viewers in the category.
This compared to 483,000 for Fox, 398,000 for MSNBC and 336,000 for CNN in April 2018.
When does CNN finally begin to see this as a problem?