Kirsters Baish| CNN has been digging their own grave lately, reporting incomplete stories and even going so far as to report outright fabrications. And Americans are noticing. You’ve heard President Donald Trump refer to the network as a fake news media source, and this may have had an impact on some Americans and their decision to stray away from CNN. But it’s more than likely that most Americans who once watched CNN have stopped following the network based on their inconsistencies in reporting… not to mention their obvious far-left bias and constant Trump-bashing.
CNN has recently seen a huge drop in ratings. Last week, the network’s daytime ratings dropped 41 percent and their prime time ratings dropped 36 percent as compared to this same week in 2017, as reported by Adweek.
“CNN ranked No. 6 across basic cable in total prime time viewers, and No. 5 in total day this past week,” the trade publication reported on Wednesday. “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. During the same same week in 2017, cable news provided wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Irma. Significant breaking news stories tend to give CNN a bigger ratings boost than what Fox News or MSNBC traditionally get.”
Breitbart reported on Friday that isn’t a surprise, and it’s nothing new for CNN.
Breitbart wrote, “The network has repeatedly seen embarrassing viewership losses compared to 2017. In August, the network lost 12 percent of its primetime viewers compared to 2017. During one week in August, the network dropped 23 percent during the day and 24 percent in prime time compared to the same week last year.”
Conservative Tribune reports, “While CNN saw its ratings plummet, it issued a news release boasting of its ‘second-best August ever in total viewers.’ Adweek had glowing things to say about CNN in August even though it lagged behind other cable news networks.”
“Fox News and MSNBC may be getting headlines for being the two-most-watched networks on basic cable, but CNN held its own in August 2018,” Adweek said.
The trade publication quoted CNN’s news release, claiming it was a good month for the outlet.
Adweek said, “First, it ranked as a top 10 basic cable network in total viewers, during prime time and across the 24-hour day. Second, CNN defeated MSNBC this past month in adults 25-54. That’s not out of the ordinary across the 24-hour day, but it is out of the ordinary in prime time.”
We should note that Fox News ranked number one in August.
“Another month, another ratings win for Fox News Channel. The network marked a significant milestone in August 2018: 200 consecutive months as the most watched cable news network in both prime time and total day in total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research,” Adweek wrote.