Trump tried to warn them but they just couldn’t quit trashing him for the ratings and now they must deal with a total tings collapse. Since Trump left office CNN has seen ratings fall 54%. In the key advertising demo (ages 25-54), ratings are down 60%.
CNN host Don Lemon told the New York Times’ podcaster “Sway” about the collapse: “No. I’m not worried about it. Trump was a horrible person. And he was terrible for the country. And it is better for all — for the world that he is no longer the President of the United States.”
Lemon added, “So if that means that cable news ratings go down? Aww. So I’m not really that concerned about it. I would prefer that my ratings go down and Trump not be in office than my ratings be sky-high and him be there. That’s the honest truth.”
From Fox News:
CNN’s struggles are even more prominent among the key advertising demographic of adults age 25-54, with a drop of 60 percent. It averaged 617,000 demo viewers from Dec. 28 through Inauguration Day but only 244,000 since Biden entered the White House.
CNN’s liberal primetime hosts Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon haven’t been able to keep their audiences under the new administration, either.
CNN averaged 3.1 million viewers from 8-11 p.m. from Dec. 28 through Inauguration Day but only 1.4 million since for a whopping 55-percent decline. Over the same time period, CNN’s primetime lineup lost 63 percent of its viewers among the crucial demo.
While January was a jam-packed news month with the Capitol riots and Trump challenging the 2020 election results, CNN’s mass exodus was significant even when compared to liberal MSNBC.
MSNBC lost 34 percent of its total-day viewers and 30 percent during primetime under Biden, while Fox News has retained most of its audience with single-digit declines.
CNN Ratings Down 54 PERCENT Since Inauguration Day https://t.co/mXcRI4D7oY— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 17, 2021
CNN's 'Cuomo' Show Takes Huge Ratings Nosedive, While Fox's 'Gutfeld' Soars— RedState (@RedState) April 13, 2021