CNN, Fox Hit New Viewership Lows Since Town Hall, Tucker Firing


“Last week, the cable news pioneer suffered its lowest-rated week since June 2015, averaging just 429,000 total daily viewers from Monday-Friday,” reports the Daily Beast’s Confider. “CNN was also down double digits compared to the same week last year in both total viewership and in the key advertising demographic of viewers ages 25-54. MSNBC more than doubled CNN’s daily audience, drawing 976,000 total viewers, while Fox News averaged 1.4 million. MSNBC was up more than 20 percent in both total and demo viewership metrics for Monday-Friday. Fox News was down 41 percent in the key demo year-to-year and 24 percent in total viewers, having seen its ratings plummet as angry right-wingers flee after Tucker Carlson’s shock firing. In fact, Fox’s post-Tucker weekday demo audience is the lowest its been since the first week of September 2001.”

CNN Continues to Lose Audience — to Newsmax!

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“Two days after the network pulled in more than 3.3 million viewers for its widely criticized town hall with former President Donald Trump, CNN found itself in fourth place among cable news networks in primetime,” the Daily Beast reports. “Worse yet, it finished behind MAGA channel Newsmax, which until recently was barely nabbing a nightly audience of 100,000.”

CNN’s Trump Town Hall Drew Only 3.1 Million Viewers

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“At a time when CNN has been struggling to turn around viewership decline, the [Trump town hall] telecast proved to be a ratings disappointment, with Nielsen reporting just 3.1 million viewers overall. That was a big boost over CNN’s typical 8 p.m. telecast, but a smaller audience than CNN’s town hall with President Biden last summer (3.7 million) and six previous Trump town halls carried by Fox News — calling into question both CNN and Trump’s drawing power,” the Washington Post reports.

‘TrumpGPT’ Sounds More Like Donald Trump than Trump Does

“Let me tell you, there’s nobody who loves this country more than me, believe me. January 6 was a historic day, a day where millions of Americans came to Washington, D.C. to peacefully protest the rigged election. I did nothing wrong, and I have nothing to regret. The real regret is that the election was stolen from the American people, and that the corrupt politicians and fake news media refuse to acknowledge it.”

— ChatGPT, summoning the voice of ex-president Donald Trump and 2024 GOP frontrunner responding to “some of the exact questions he was asked during his shambolic CNN town hall on Wednesday night,” according to the Daily Beast.