CNN gets huge reality check in the ratings department after weeks of journalism embarrassments
CNN really didn’t have a good month of June.
First, three journalists resigned for publishing a story last week that connected a Trump transition team member to a Russian investment bank. The story hinged on a single anonymous source and was later proven false.
Then Project Vertias, led by journalist James O’Keefe, released a number of undercover videos purportedly trying to further damage the journalistic credibility and reputation of CNN.
These numbers should have some people at CNN headquarters to be very concerned:
On Tuesday, CNN’s primetime viewership peaked at only 886,000 overall viewers, whereas MSNBC peaked at 2.77M and Fox News peaked at 2.79M viewers. In the coveted 25-54-year-old demographic, CNN was only able to amass 308,000 viewers at its peak.
On Wednesday, it was much of the same. CNN peaked at 908,000 viewers where Fox and MSNBC both peaked over 2 million. The 25-54-year-old demographic was just as dismal.