The #TrumpCurse comes back with a vengeance and wallops CNN 🤣
Well, it looks like CNN has taken a fall off it’s high horse and is now back to “sucking.”
For a minute there, they were the kings of cable news, especially after Fox News started spitting on it’s viewers and tanking in the ratings.
Weekly ratings are in: @CNN #1 in all of cable & cable news during week of Jan 18 in total viewers and demo 25-54. Grows triple digits from last year, while @FoxNews is off -25% in prime time. Release: https://t.co/o62oEfhjqV pic.twitter.com/zp21aFw4st
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) January 26, 2021
But now that Trump has left office, it appears that CNN is starting to lose it’s edge.
While January 2021 will go down in the ratings record books for CNN, the last week of the month may offer a portent of what the post-Trump era will be like for the network.
In the first week of the Biden administration, the AT&T-owned news channel saw the audiences that had been flooding into primetime recently drop precipitously on Jan. 25-29 compared with the highs of previous weeks. Meanwhile, rival Fox News Channel saw its own ratings only dip slightly after weeks of registering its own sharp declines.
Another network that has been characterized as left-leaning, MSNBC, has also seen significant declines but nowhere near as steep as what has hit CNN: Variety Intelligence Platform’s analysis of the viewership data across two key metrics—the target news demographic for people ages 25-54, and the total audience watching—shows that CNN ended the final week of January with ratings dropping roughly 44% for total audience versus the prior week across all three hours of primetime.
While it’s too early to conclude any longer-term direction for news ratings after just one week, the downturn could be interpreted as an indicator of what many industry observers had anticipated: With Biden in the White House, networks that have spent the last four years railing consistently against Trump have lost the main attraction that energized their audience bases, making it difficult to hold onto the elevated viewing levels.
Seeing this decline of not only CNN, but also MSNBC has really gotta put a smile on your face.
These networks are going to be at a loss of what to report on now that they can’t blame everything on Trump.
Could this mean they’ll start taking responsibility?
Doesn’t seem very likely…
ARTICLE SOURCE : WAYNEDUPREE.COM