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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:11 PM

CNN's collapsing ratings trigger panic inside network, sources say

CNN is suffering a credibility crisis as viewership for the once-proud network continues to crater with no apparent plan in place to fix things anytime soon, according to media watchdogs and insiders.

CNN’s audience shriveled in the second quarter of 2019, averaging only 541,000 total viewers, less than half Fox News Channel’s 1.3 million average. But CNN struggled even more during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET, finishing as the fifteenth most-watched network on basic cable behind networks such as TLC, Investigation Discovery and the Hallmark Channel. CNN averaged a dismal 761,000 primetime viewers while FNC averaged 2.4 million.

“The numbers warrant concern, yes. Q2 was a particularly news-rich quarter highlighted by the release of the Mueller report and all the aftermath and controversy following it, plus the launch of several high-profile Democratic candidacies including Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg to propel 2020 coverage into high gear,” Concha said. “It may only get worse in Q3 given the numbers we’re already seeing.”

CNN did not immediately respond when asked for comment.

CNN started off the third quarter with “the network’s lowest average since 2015” when it comes to primetime viewers among the key demographic of adults age 25-54, according to TVNewser. But the network has extended various contributors through the election, indicating that its apparent anti-Trump programming strategy will remain in place for at least the duration of the president’s first term.

“You know the answer,” a longtime CNN employee said when asked if staffers are panicked about the ratings decay before declining further comment.
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/cnn-ratings-don-lemon#

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:18 PM

1. Jeff Zucker going under.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:35 PM

2. Zucker destroyed MSLSD and then they gave him CNN

And he fucked that up royally too

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:21 PM

3. Has anyone looked into ratings manipulation by foreign governments?

How do we know these ratings arent being manipulated by say, the Russians?

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Response to shogun (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:48 PM

5. .



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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:27 PM

4. LOL

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:51 PM

6. CNN should replace a few anti-Trump anchors and decide to give ...

Trump credit when it is due and criticism when he really screws up. It might also help to go back to the days when there were standards for journalists and insure any allegations it throws at Trump are based on fact not rumor.

I doubt that will happen as CNN and other liberal media outlets feel their mission is to be the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party. Becoming a trustworthy and honest news outlet again is asking far too much of the once great news organization. If anything they will double down on their hate Trump rhetoric and pray he actually does something really stupid.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:09 PM

7. The Lesson here is: Free People will not support propaganda.

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