Before we get to CNN, weâ€™d like to introduce this poor fellow who posted this on Reddit after Donald Trump was banned from Twitter:
Twitter is hurting real people. https://t.co/l3NI3Hppcl
â€” Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) May 10, 2021
We wonder if theyâ€™re having similar discussions over at CNN. Some insist that CNN had decent ratings in January because people were glued to their coverage of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, and now that President Bidenâ€™s in office, things are smooth sailing. But thereâ€™s also the matter that Trump was president for most of the month, although he was banned from Twitter, starving Brian Stelterâ€™s Reliable Sources of rich segments like analyzing Trumpâ€™s Twitter typos for deeper meaning.
The drop CNN is experiencing is profound. On Friday, not one program broke 900K total viewers. Prime averaged less than 800K overall.
For comparison, the network averaged 2.74 million viewers in January, so we're talking about more than two-thirds of the audience â€“ gone. https://t.co/a4f14QXStm
â€” Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) May 10, 2021
The dynamite lineup of Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon just isnâ€™t drawing them in.
Note: The 2.74M average was for prime, not Total Day.
â€” Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) May 10, 2021
â€” Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 11, 2021
â€” VegasYAK (@vegasyak) May 11, 2021
In their defense the audience may have been standing in traffic and or looting
â€” Mtlcndns (@mtlcndns) May 11, 2021
They arenâ€™t worried, Biden will just put them on direct payroll.
â€” Derpinator (@spoticusthe) May 11, 2021
They canâ€™t use many Trump stories now.
â€” Monty Green (@ogilville1) May 11, 2021
That's why there's so much screeching lately to remove Fox News. ðŸ˜¬
â€” Nanci. (@gin_soakedqueen) May 11, 2021
When you build up a whole network identity based on being the opposition to one particular politician, you're going to run into trouble when that politician is no longer in office. https://t.co/xJizqIPVQZ
â€” AG (@AGHamilton29) May 11, 2021
I have zero doubt CNN is secretly trying to get Trump a radio show so that they can fill 24/7 programming by playing clips and expressing outrage.
â€” Manfred hates baseball (@thedewey) May 11, 2021
I wonder how long it will be until they're like MTV and show mostly "lifestyle" programming rather than what the channel is named for.
â€” Thomas Crescenzi (@CrescenziThomas) May 11, 2021
Free advice, if youâ€™re any of these people that watch any of these networks and you would like to live a happier life, turn them off.
â€” Alabama Neanderthal (@SAADougNance1) May 10, 2021
Viewership down 67% but lies and distortions up 300%. CNN will never learn so the marketplace is disciplining them. Whatâ€™s that phrase, Get Wokeâ€¦.
Especially encouraging to see Tucker blow the lid off the competition
He has 1,000,000 more viewers than Hayes on MSNBC & almost 2,000,000 more viewers than Anderson on CNN, WOW!
â€” Harry (@harrytpk) May 10, 2021
At what point are those numbers just people that forgot to turn off the TV?
â€” Homer (@Spoken_Easy) May 10, 2021
It should be lower.
â€” Ava (@lyan118) May 10, 2021
I knew them working so hard to get rid of Trump would be the worst thing for their business. Glad to see it.
â€” Sometimes Right, Sometimes Center, Never Far Left (@PoliticsFan10) May 10, 2021
â€” Icebish (@Icebish1) May 11, 2021
â€” Happy Hunger Games 2021 (@CrazyTrain2021) May 10, 2021
â€” Non-Birthing Person Phil (@philllosoraptor) May 10, 2021
â€” Mr. Literal (@MrLiterall) May 11, 2021
â€” Dougbeard ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ðŸ—½ðŸ¦… (@DougKlaaJohnson) May 11, 2021
They need to attack Tucker even harder!
â€” ed (@eleventy17) May 10, 2021
I donâ€™t understand how anyone is still watching CNN. Maybe just to see how ridiculous they are.
â€” Loryn (@gollywog1963) May 11, 2021
Loss leader network.
â€” BrandEcksâ„¢ (@EcksBrand) May 10, 2021
These numbers are fake news. Everybody watches Don Lemon, everybody!
â€” Charles (@ChasO2018) May 10, 2021
Now you know why @jaketapper is doing the heavy lifting for his new book. He wants out, and fast. His people are still trying to get him a Hollywood development deal but no takers.
â€” Mr. Faversham (@MrFaversham) May 11, 2021
â€” KK Berd (@BluebirdKeny) May 11, 2021
Man did they need Trump and all the fake hysteria.
â€” Scott Joseph (@Scottjoseph63) May 10, 2021
They could maybe send some reporters to the border; we hear thereâ€™s news down there thatâ€™s not being reported. Get Acosta back down there.
REEE! Glenn Greenwald TRIGGERS Brian Stelter by pointing out CNNâ€™s desperation for a new Trump (and Taterâ€™s ratings are in free fall) https://t.co/676o4ixitq
â€” Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 16, 2021