Sucking CNN: Anti-Trump Network Fails to Get One Show to Crack Top 20 in First Quarter Ratings

Posted: Apr 03, 2020 6:00 AM
Sucking CNN: Anti-Trump Network Fails to Get One Show to Crack Top 20 in First Quarter Ratings

Source: AP Photo/Ron Harris

As liberal networks debate whether to pull broadcasting pressers from the president of the United States because they don’t like him, one anti-Trump network might not have a choice if they want to boost ratings. CNN had quite a dismal first quarter, with not a single one of their programs cracking the top 20 in the rating chart. President Trump has made the network his top punching bag, and rightfully so. It’s no secret that the top brass at CNN hate Trump

Fox News continues to dominate, but even MSNBC, who hates Trump, even more, was able to break into the top 20 on multiple fronts. As John Nolte of Breitbart noted, maybe trying to forcibly mainline the impeachment nonsense into the American bloodstream was just bad for the health of the country—and it was (via Breitbart):

Fox News placed eight shows in the top ten and 14 in the top 20. The openly left-wing MSNBC filled those other slots.

CNNLOL finally arrives way behind its cable news competitors, at number 22, with Jake Tapper’s basement-rated The Lead, which still only managed to attract 1.387 million viewers. And Tapper probably only did that well because some of President Trump’s popular daily briefings aired during his otherwise anemic timeslot.

Sean Hannity topped everyone during the quarter with an average of 4.22 million viewers, which more than triples CNN’s top show.

In fact, the only Fox program CNN was able to beat was Fox and Friends First, which broadcasts before dawn and still managed to come in 40th with 721,000 average viewers. The pre-dawn Fox and Friends First humiliated CNNLOL’s disastrous morning show, New Day, which was only able to attract 580,000 average viewers.

Overall, Fox News had its biggest viewing quarter in the network’s history, averaging 3.4 million primetime viewers and 1.9 million total-day viewers.

CNNLOL was only able to average 1.43 million primetime viewers, with MSNBC coming in at 1.93 million.

Fox News beat both combined.

During primetime, CNNLOL managed to lose to ESPN (1.43 million compared to 1.5 million), even though sports events have been dead for weeks due to coronavirus cancellations.

That’s brutal any way you cut it. And it’s not like this is a new thing. For years, CNN has been in a ratings slump. If it weren’t for CNN International, which isn’t nearly as Trump deranged, then it’s possible that this noted anti-Trump network would probably have to close up shop. And while that may sound like a good thing in terms of curbing the anti-Trump nonsense that's spewed daily by the liberal opposition press, CNN is just one actor in that Axis of Evil. It’s a massive enemy that’s well-connected, well-financed, and still has reach. And no, CNN isn’t going away anytime soon, but the president has some more ammunition to unload on them when their reporters get cute at pressers in the future.