We all know that the only reason CNN as a news network was able to stay competitive at all in the industry is because of the round the clock coverage they gave to former President Donald Trump, feeding a rabid base of left-wing miscreants who hated the president and greedily consumed every second of content published that bashed him.
And now we have the statistics to back that claim up.
Because it seems that CNN’s ratings have tanked in a big way ever since Donald Trump left the White House.
According to the Daily Wire, “CNN has lost about a million viewers on average each night since President Donald Trump left the White House, and the liberal network is drawing nearly 50% fewer viewers in the key 24-54 age group.”
Fox News said in a recent report that “CNN averaged 2.5 million primetime viewers from Nov. 4, the day following the presidential election, through Inauguration Day on Jan. 20. But viewers fled the liberal network once President Biden took office, and CNN has averaged only 1.6 million primetime viewers from Jan. 21 through March 15.”
“CNN’s viewership during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET dropped 36% since Biden took office after it spiked following Election Day. CNN’s primetime viewership decline was even sharper among the key demographic of adults age 25-to-54, plummeting 47% during the same period,” Fox went on to add.
This report comes as CNN’s coverage has made an overt pivot to focus on conservative media. For example, Brian Stelter claimed last weekend that “Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump,” and that Carlson had “taken Trump’s place” as the leader of the conservative movement.
The truth that CNN doesn’t want to face is that as a network, it’s trying to figure out how its going to make it in a world without Donald Trump to help generate ratings, especially since many of their viewers are beginning to wake up to the truth.
And they are failing miserably.
After all, CNN essentially spent the entirety of Trump’s presidency as the on-screen “anti-Trump” platform, embracing any number of conspiratorial or later debunked stories if they could be used to undermine or attack the former Republican president. Their obsession with opposing Trump — rather than reporting the news — came to a climax during the January 6 riots in Washington, D.C.
“From Election Day through Inauguration Day, when Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in to succeed Trump as president, CNN was the most-watched cable news network in both total viewers (1.8 million),” USA Today said at that time.
It’s hilarious watching CNN flounder. No news outlet deserves to struggle more than they do.