During former President Donald Trump’s term, CNN thrived by continuously attacking anything they could about him. However, following the brief post-election spike, the network’s ratings have only continued to decline.
During the first three weeks of the year, CNN averaged 2.2 million viewers. But ever since President Joe Biden took office, the network has gone through a shocking decline in viewership of 54 percent.
In the age group of 25-54, CNN saw a drop in viewership of 60 percent. The network had seen an average of 617,000 viewers from December 28 to Inauguration Day, but it had drastically lowered to 244,000 since Biden was sworn in.
Despite their best efforts, leftist primetime hosts Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon have been unable to keep their audiences.
For the 8-11 p.m. time slot, CNN saw a sharp decline from the crucial demographic viewership at 63 percent. The network had averaged 3.1 million viewers on the time slot from December 28 to Inauguration Day but has seen only 1.4 million since—a 55 percent decline.
In January, CNN had seen a brief viewership spike amid the Capitol riots and Trump’s challenge of the 2020 election results. However, in the same month, many of the viewers decided to stop watching on the network.
CNN had seen a more drastic decline compared to liberal MSNBC that had lost 34 percent of its daytime viewers and 30 percent of its primetime viewers. Liberal news networks have suffered under the Biden leadership, while Fox News has seen only single-digit declines.
CNN’s ratings have gotten so low, while we expect Fox News to be the most-watched cable news network for the second month in a row.