Viewers are turning off the fake news factory at CNN in unprecedented numbers. The cable news network unofficially declared war on Donald Trump and his supporters not long after the 2016 election got into full swing, and they have been paying the price for that decision ever since. Unable to truly cater to leftists the way MSNBC has, CNN has turned into a pathetic shell of its former self – proclaiming itself a centrist cable station while churning out fake news story after fake news story in an effort to bring down the president. Put that together with their High Clown of the White House, Jim Acosta, and you have a recipe for ratings disaster. And boy, is that disaster unfolding.
According to the latest numbers from AdWeek, CNN has lost 41% of their market share in the daytime ratings and 36% of their former primetime share.
“CNN ranked No. 6 across basic cable in total prime time viewers, and No. 5 in total day this past week,” reported AdWeek. “Despite the top 10 finishes, the network was -36 percent in prime time viewers, and -41 percent in total day viewers vs. the same week last year.”
CNN’s not just bleeding viewers who have grown tired of the Trump Show; they are actually falling badly behind their primary cable competitors, Fox News and MSNBC, who came in first and second respectively. So it’s not that Americans are ready to move on from the daily political drama…they just don’t care for it when the news station in question tries to BE A PART of the drama. And that’s been CNN’s biggest sin for the past two years. It’s not just that their reporting leaves a lot to be desired and it’s not just that they are biased against Trump. It’s that they fancy themselves in a WAR with the White House, and this colors everything they do. It is embarrassing, and the viewers have clearly seen enough.
Unfortunately, someone at CNN is either too dumb or too proud to turn the ship around. Instead, the network is doubling down at a time when they should be doing everything possible to regain the trust of the American people.
Just this week, CNN promoted reporter Jim Sciutto to a prominent weekday anchoring position only a month after Sciutto published fake news on Twitter. Sciutto reported that Trump did not consult Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats before revoking John Brennan’s security clearance, a claim that was quickly proven false by Bloomberg and other mainstream media outlets.
Sciutto never retracted his fictional reporting.
Maybe when CNN literally has zero viewers left, they’ll make some changes.
Maybe not even then.