LMAO: Scandal-Plagued CNN Sees Viewership Plummet A Whopping 90% — Here’s The 411

Written by K. Walker on January 14, 2022

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This is so beautiful. Let’s all just take a moment and enjoy the schadenfreude.

The post-Trump era has been awful for CNN as their ratings continue to nosedive now that they aren’t ginning up outrage against the Bad Orange Man day after day.

They can’t even focus on the pandemic that was a ratings boon in 2020 because it reflects badly on their guy that’s currently eating his ice cream in that fake Oval Office across the street from the White House.

CNN took a real blow in 2021 when they were forced to fire their top-rated primetime host, Chris Cuomo, after he lied about how much he was helping his scandal-plagued brother, former New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo. But it’s not just that — there have been two different producers who were exposed for their sick sexual proclivities that involved minor children, and there was the infamous Zoom call by their legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin.

They’ve actually been having a lot of problems with the conduct of their employees in recent months:

Not to mention Don Lemon, who has faced sexual assault allegations himself and was widely criticized for his support of Jussie Smollett as well as allegedly warning him that Chicago P.D. didn’t believe Smollett’s story about being attacked.

In December, journalist Drew Holden told Fox News, “Given the sheer number of public sexual misconduct allegations – from harassment and child sexual violence to abusing one’s journalistic credentials to try to silence women who have made allegations – it’s fair to ask whether these are indicative of a broader cultural rot at the network that’s being papered over as they focus on other priorities.”

Amber Athey, editor of The Spectator in Washington summed up the criticism of CNN’s boss in one sentence, “Zucker has managed to simultaneously protect perverts and pedophiles as well as oversee a massive decline in ratings.”

It’s not totally Zucker’s fault that CNN has simply become unwatchable drivel — it’s the midwits that he’s hired that bear some of the blame.

When dunderhead Chris “Fredo” Cuomo, is your top ratings-grabber, you’re network has got some problems.

CNN has struggled to gain eyeballs in recent years, and only managed to garner ratings in 2020 by being divisive. They were constantly ratcheting up the fear porn during the pandemic in order to bludgeon Trump and continued ginning up hate against Trump his supporters — all while excusing leftwing violence by Black Lives Matter and Antifa for the entire Trump administration.

Something magical happened in early 2021 — CNN finally had a break! — and it came in the form of a riot on January 6.

Scandal-scarred CNN has seen its viewership nosedive by a staggering 90 percent both overall and in the critical demographic coveted by advertisers in the first week of the new year as compared to last year.

The once-proud leader in cable news averaged just 548,000 viewers during the week of January 3, a precipitous drop from the nearly 2.7 million viewers for the same week in 2021, according to the most recent ratings.

Those numbers were supercharged by the the [sic] left-leaning network’s coverage of the January 6 Capitol Riot, which resulted in CNN having its most-watched day since Ted Turner launched the news outlet in 1980.

No wonder they’re so obsessed with the “insurrection” — it’s because of ratings.

But it turns out that it was a one-off and as they hyped coverage of the anniversary of the riot, the viewership bump they were hoping for didn’t materialize.

In 2021, CNN had 5.3 million viewers on January 6, but this year the network wasn’t able to reach 1.5 million during any hour of the day despite the January 6 Anniversary Special that they ran.

The network’s average viewership for the day was just 743,000 — an 86 percent decline from 2021. Viewers were instead tuning into rival Fox News.

CNN also saw an 86 percent decline in the much-desirable 25-to-54 demographic, with a paltry 113,000 tuned in last week, compared to the 822,000 CNN averaged a year ago…

…The sharp decline followed CNN’s second most-watched year ever, the Daily Beast reported. Despite having a record year, network viewership trended downward for the second half of 2021. The network’s demo ratings sank in the third quarter to its smallest since 2014 before bottoming out at the end of the year.

The network saw its strongest ever year in 2020, with viewership likely fueled by pandemic and election coverage.

However, it appeared to struggle catching eyes during primetime, between 8 and 11pm, recording an 83 percent year-over-year drop. It had 4.2 million total primetime viewers during the first week of 2021 and only 705,000 last week.

During the first week of the year, CNN recorded a year-over-year drop of 80 percent of its total audience.

CNN also shed 89 percent of its primetime viewers among its key demographic and 91 percent of viewers ages 18 to 49.
Source: Daily Mail

Could it be because CNN is just completely out of touch with anything outside the coastal elite bubble and is clearly pushing a narrative rather than reporting the news?

Nah, that couldn’t be it. Just keep doing what you’re doing, CNN. It’s working great.

Watch as YouTuber Tim Pool revels in the unraveling of CNN.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker