CNN’s Rating Collapse

CNN's Rating Collapse

( – During the last few months of Donald Trump’s first term in office, CNN thrived on attacking the president. But, the first week of the Biden administration brought the far Left network to its knees as its prime-time viewers declined by almost half.

On Monday, February 1, Variety published the primetime viewership numbers of major news networks, including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. For CNN, the first full week of January brought in over five million viewers each night between 8-10 p.m. But, the week of January 25 – 29, just after Biden’s inauguration, the same network only had around two million viewers per hour. That signified a 44% drop in viewership from the week before.

The Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project Matt Stoller shared a breakdown of the numbers on Twitter:

It seems that the main reason viewers tuned into CNN over the past few months was to take in anti-Trump rhetoric and listen to the network’s attacks on the then-president. But, now that Donald Trump is a private citizen, CNN and other mainstream media outlets find themselves without any real news powerful enough to bring in viewers.

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