Because here at The Daily Wire we’re committed to the faithful reporting of outdated things like eternal truths, statistics, and verifiable facts, we’ve taken special note of CNN’s increasingly anti-factual “journalistic” practices and special joy in the once well-respected network’s self-implosion. On Monday, we presented the devastating prime time ratings comparisons between CNN, MSNBC and Fox News from last week that showed CNN’s competitors regularly doubling and tripling the viewership of “The Most Trusted Name In News.” Here’s an addendum to that report: CNN’s prime time lineup vs. all the other cable networks.
This “Fake News CNN” collapse fact comes via The Federalist, which pointed out Thursday that last week “more Americans tuned in to watch re-runs of ‘Yogi Bear,’ ‘Full House,’ and ‘Friends’ on Nick-At-Nite than to watch Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon’s shows on CNN.” Brutal.
The cable ratings show that over the course of last week (June 26-July 2), CNN’s viewership from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. was far below Fox News and MSNBC, and also trailed Home and Garden TV, USA Network, TBS Network, History channel, ESPN, Discovery Channel, FX, TLC, Nick-at-Night, and Investigation Discovery.
The comparisons between Fox News, MSNBC and CNN are stunning: Fox’s average viewership was 2.294 million; MSNBC’s was 1.628 million, and CNN’s was just 846,000. In other words, FNC’s average ratings nearly tripled CNN’s, while MSNBC’s nearly doubled CNN’s take. That’s a full-blown ratings crisis that no spin from CNN’s execs can cover up. Getting beat by “Yogi Bear” re-runs is yet more salt in the wound.
Here’s the list of top 20 cable ratings from last week for the 8 pm – 11 pm time slots via The Federalist:
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