The elephant in the room is the top cable news show is FOX. I believe FOX presents what the public wants in a fair and balanced manner. They just don’t hold back on the Liberals and their idiocy like CNN does.
So, maybe CNN needs to clean up it’s News and go fair and balanced like FOX. Get rid of all your News presenters and News shapers who’s spouses work for the administration instead of trying to be more like the Discovery Channel.
No need to copy anyone. If they simply returned to simple, unbiased reporting of world, national and important local news large and small, i.e. What, who, when , where, how, with no editorializing, actively, or by omission, they could have remained #1 forever.