Skip to comments.CNN reaches all-time lows again
Posted on 06/01/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by kingattax
Forget April May was the cruellest month for CNN. The third-place cable news network hit a 20-year prime-time ratings low last month, averaging only 390,000 viewers down 51 percent from May 2011. Those were also CNNs lowest numbers, in prime time, since October 1991. While prime-time numbers for all the cable news networks were off from May of last year MSNBC was down 19 percent and Fox News Channel dropped 9 percent CNN was hit the hardest. In addition to its prime-time woes, CNN also had its second-lowest-rated month in 20 years in the money news demo of adults 25-54, according to thewrap.com.
All three networks were also down in total-day ratings but, again, CNN was hardest-hit, down a whopping 52 percent from May 2011, according to the report. MSNBC was down 19 percent in total-day ratings, while FNC was down 6 percent. Particularly notable for CNN were the poor numbers for Larry Kings replacement, Piers Morgan whose show, Piers Morgan Tonight, delivered the lowest 9 p.m. numbers for CNN in 20 years (in total viewers and adults 25-54), according to thewrap.com. The report noted that ratings for all three networks were down, in part, because last month was a relatively slow news month while May 2011 saw the killing of Osama bin Laden, which boosted numbers for everyone.
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FNC is down 9% because they have gone along with main stream propoganda.
CNN and MSNBC are falling fast. FOX is slipping, too, and needs to remember who put them on top a few years ago.
I thought CNN had decided to go “international” to reach the America-hater crowd. Now might be a good time for them to go for it while they can still afford to pay the light bill.
Right Wing Wolfs Blitz CNN ratings.
... meanwhile ratings for USA network’s reruns of NCIS are through the roof... :)
Proud to say I contributed to the downward trend on foxnews, haven’t watched them for about 2 years (except for Speical Report).
What is cnn/msnbc, who’s on cnn/msnbc? (sarc)
No! It is so that they can reach the people doing those jobs that have gone abroad. See the Rush report on Soledad.
Pretty soon all that will be left viewing CNN are:
Anthony Bourdain will save them!
Gibbs has a number of good rules to live by.
LOL, that'll certainly help
It’s good for Ted Turner that he has the Montana Grills and Buffalo Ranches to fall back upon.
I stopped watching Fox when Glenn Beck left. I used to watch him & then Special Report every day. Now I catch a few minutes of Fox & Friends in the morning, while having breakfast. That’s about it.
Losing 50% of your viewers in one year is a death sentence. Maybe they’ll go back to putting on “news”, instead of that idiot brit and the little Vanderbilt boy.
Use to watch them. But when they gave Obama a pass and wouldn’t ask tough questions of a man who would soon be a world leader? Haven’t turned them on in almost 4 years. Get my news right here.
“Proud to say I contributed to the downward trend on foxnews, havent watched them for about 2 years (except for Speical Report).”
Me, too. I stopped watching because it seems like every time I turn on FOX they are not reporting the news but instead they have a panel of people yelling at each other! It’s like watching the Jerry Springer Show!
When they get back to reporting the news I’ll get back to watching FOX.
CNN loses 50% of their viewers and you bash FOX? Brilliant!
I discounted them after they agreed to report what Saddam told them to report in order to 1) score an interview and 2) keep from being tossed out of the country. It doesn’t matter — you gotta let them toss you out at that point or you’re not journos, you’re hacks.
By my math, that averages out to 7,900 viewers per state.
One of my relatives refuses to listen to talk radio because she “hates listening to people argue,” but she has no problem listening to those screaming matches FOX puts on all the time.
Truly bizarre stuff, I’ll tell you.
Me, I prefer getting my news instantly, freely, and COMMERCIAL-FREE over the Internet.
Pretty soon CNN will be able to address their viewers by name!
People canceling their cable service.
At one time CNN was on more cable services than Foxnews. Is that still true today?
Is it not amazing that these folks will watch their network go down like the Titanic rather than admit the conservative point of view?
If they just allowed the right to be covered, honestly, and allowed their viewers to make up their own minds they’d have so many viewers and advertisers they’d make a fortune.
This is what happens when ideology rules.
My, wouldn’t that make them FEEL special!
(Trying my best Church Lady ‘Isn’t that special’ imitation)
How many of those 390,000 are being counted from captive locations (i.e. airports)? And I agree with several of the folks here cant take Fox anymore, when I have it on its on FBN now.
snicker! snicker, Snort! Baaaaww ha ha ha.
I was replying about Fox. CNN died in my house back when they were on their knees promoting the Rapist in Chief, Der Slickmeister. Even before that. But, I’m getting older and my memory although great doesn’t have a large capacity for the scum of the earth politicians that slither within the DNC and it’s various media whorehouses.