Skip to comments.CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low.
Posted on 06/26/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT by sunmars
Coming off its least-watched month in primetime in 20 years in May, CNN has taken another big ratings blow: The cable news network has its lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991. For this years second quarter, CNN hit a low among total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic, with all primetime programs posting steep declines. The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last years second quarter, thats down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average, was down 1% from its 2011 second-quarter numbers. FNC lost 14% in the 25-54, bringing in 355,000 viewers. MSNBC was down 13% in total primetime viewers, with 689,000 on average, and down 17% in the 25-54 with 217,000.
Individually, CNN shows hemorrhaged viewers heavily compared with last year. Wolf Blitzers The Situation Room, which airs from 4-6 PM ET, was down 42% in 25-54 and 26% in total viewers. His show is expanding to three hours beginning Friday, taking over CNNs recently cancelled John King U.S.A. At 7 PM, Erin Burnett OutFront, which debuted in October replacing a then-moving John King U.S.A., was down 45% in 25-54 from last years second quarter and down 33% in total viewers. Piers Morgan Tonight, which replaced Larry King Live in January 2011, was down 33% in the 25-54 and 29% in total viewers. Pulling double duty, Anderson Cooper took a double hit: Anderson Cooper 360 at 8 PM was down 23% in the 25-54 and 19% in total viewers, and its 10 PM airing was down 48% in the demo and 44% in viewers. The top-rated cable news shows were all FNC shows, with The OReilly Factor and Hannity sitting at No. 1 and No. 2.
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If it weren’t for airports having them on (and few bother to watch), just who in their right mind would want to be exposed to their caustic, inaccurate reporting? What a waste of frequency.
We don’t even know the channel number of CNN on our new Dish box. And MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS as well. If we didn’t love sports, we wouldn’t subscribe at all.
What is this “CNN?”
Yep no doubt about it CNN needs MORE Candy Crowley.
I really enjoyed Trump’s latest interview on “birthing” with Wolf Blitzer when Trump told him how few people were watching this because it was on CNN.
The hilarious thing is that they actually believe they are suffering because they play it right down the middle with no bias.
If they hire some conservatives, and some newsreaders with British accents, they would shoot to the top in 6 months.
“The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last years second quarter, thats down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average,”
One QUARTER of FOX.
Somewhere in there is a lesson for the producers...
I guess they are all on a “righteous mission” and therefore justified in proudly supporting their agenda of communism.
Well, I’m dashed.
you’re joking, right?
“Wolf Blitzers The Situation Room, which airs from 4-6 PM ET, was down 42% in 25-54 and 26% in total viewers. His show is expanding to three hours beginning Friday, taking over CNNs recently cancelled John King U.S.A.”
That should help /sarc
They cannot get the right look for Erin. One minute she looks “too earthy” and the next she too made up.
Half of cnn’s viewers are at the Atlanta airport.
Very strange business behavior. CNN must really believe in Obamanomics. Maybe they're hoping for an Obama bailout?
Shall I say it ...?
"How's that Hope & Change working for you CNN?"
Either way she's hot.
She has a big throat.
I’m curious, have the hits for FR gone up in that same time? Seriously, I get more news here than I do on CNN and I wonder if there’s a lot more people doing the same thing.