CNN has had a tough month.
While they had already suffered from a credibility gap, this month they’ve gone over the slide.
5 employees have had to be fired, three for false stories and two, Kathy Griffin and Reza Aslan, for extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome.
This past week, as part of a series of videos dropped by Project Veritas, a CNN producer acknowledged that the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was “mostly bulls**t” and that CNN was doing it for ratings. Then CNN’s Van Jones was caught on video admitting that the Russia story was a “big nothing burger.”
But the fake stories and the Trump Derangement Syndrome is coming at a cost: tanking ratings.
From Daily Wire
For instance, on Tuesday, over the course of the day, CNN was only able to attract a measly 670,000 viewers. For context, MSNBC nearly doubled this number; Fox News nearly tripled it. CNN has almost always lagged a bit behind MSNBC in total viewers, but not like this.
These numbers are even worse than Monday’s where CNN was only able to attract 726,000 viewers.
But it’s not just a couple of days.
Over the entire second quarter of 2017, looking at total viewers, only one CNN program placed in the top 20 of all cable news shows, and that was Anderson Cooper’s 360, which landed with a thud at number 20. For perspective, a repeat of Tucker Carlson’s Fox New hour attracted more viewers than any show on CNN.
Furthermore, throughout this same quarter, CNN lost to MSNBC in total and primetime demo viewers. This is the first time since 2014 that CNN has lost that demo crown to its leftwing rival. In total viewers last quarter, among all cable news channels, Fox News placed first, MSNBC third, and CNN is all alone in tenth place, just barely ahead of Investigative Discovery, a second-tier offshoot of the Discovery Network.
CNN has sold its credibility.
It used to be thought of as ‘boring but reliable’ news. Now it’s just boring and unreliable.
With other options, both on the left and on the right, why would anyone need to go to CNN if it continues like this?
If they don’t get back to journalism and leave aside agenda, as the Daily Wire notes, this slide will become a death spiral…