CNN’s Collapse Continues In June As Data Indicates Network Lagged Far Behind Fox News

CNN’s Collapse Continues In June As Data Indicates Network Lagged Far Behind Fox News

CNN+, the network’s former streaming service, collapsed in less than a month after it was launched this spring, and the larger legacy network does not seem to be doing a whole lot better.

Months after the Chris Wallace-led streaming service closed its doors, CNN was unable to land a show in the top 25 in June.

CNN had “Anderson Cooper 360” in the 25th slot in May, but overall, CNN’s ratings are in freefall; viewership plunged 13 percent in June from the month prior making it CNN’s lowest-rated month in total day viewership since July 2015.

You may recall — or you may not, if you are in that majority of Americans who never watch CNN — that the network brought out ‘stars’ like Wallace for its coverage of the recent Jan. 6 committee hearings — hearings which increased ratings for every other cable outlet with the exception of CNN.

Yahoo News reported:

“For the month of June, and despite the Jan. 6 House committee holding several blockbuster hearings that should have been squarely in the channel’s wheelhouse, CNN actually lost viewership from the previous month.

“CNN’s primetime lineup only attracted 654,000 total viewers and 148,000 in the key advertising demographic of viewers aged 25-54—a 1-percent decline in both categories from May. 

“And in total day viewership, CNN’s overall audience dropped to 487,000 while it attracted 104,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo, shedding 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

“And during the week of June 13 to 19, which featured quite a bit of focus on the committee hearings, the network only averaged 480,000 viewers overall, a 13-percent drop from its May averages and the channel’s worst week since November 2015.

Here are the top 25 cable news programs from June, according to AdWeek — and Fox News dominated by far:

Fox News | 5 p.m. /The Five: 3,142,000 / 19 telecasts

Fox News | 8 p.m. / Tucker Carlson Tonight: 3,068,000 / 18 telecasts

Fox News | 7 p.m./ Jesse Watters Primetime: 2,571,000 / 18 telecasts

Fox News | 9 p.m./ Hannity: 2,555,000 / 16 telecasts

Fox News | 6 p.m. / Special Report with Bret Baier: 2,312,000 / 18 telecasts

Fox News | 10 p.m./The Ingraham Angle: 2,124,000 / 16 telecasts

MSNBC | 9 p.m./The Rachel Maddow Show: 2,124,000/ 6 telecasts

Fox News | 11 p.m./Gutfeld! : 1,952,000 / 17 telecasts

Fox News | 12 p.m. / Outnumbered: 1,723,000 /  17 telecasts

Fox News | 9-10 a.m./10-11 a.m./America’s Newsroom: 1,566,000 /36 telecasts

Fox News |The Faulkner FocusFAULKNER FOCU

Fox News | America Repoerts

Fox News | The Story

MSNBC | The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell

Fox News | Your World With Neil Cavuto

Fox News | Fox And Friends

MSNBC | The Beat With Ari Melber

MSNBC | Deadline: White House

MSNBC | All In With Chirs Hayes

Fox News | Fox News Live


MSNBC | Reidout

Fox News | Fox News At Night

MSNBC | 11th Hour With Stephanie Ruhle

MSNBC | Morning Joe

CNN’s ratings have been collapsing now for the better part of a year, along with those of rival, yet equally left-wing, network MSNBC.

Meanwhile, Fox News has been killing it in terms of ratings and viewership, as noted by the June numbers.

And in fact, the popular Fox News show “The Five” continues to dominate cable news ratings.

Newly released data reveals that Fox News was the most-watched cable news network in the second quarter of this year, both in primetime and total daily viewers.

The most-watched show on Fox News in the second quarter was “The Five,” which averaged 3,299,000 to make it the top-rated cable news show.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” came in second with 3,233,000 viewers.

“Cable news’ most-watched show hauled in an average of 3.30 million total viewers per original broadcast in Q2. Tucker Carlson Tonight took second place, averaging 3.23 million total viewers in Q2, followed by Hannity at 9 p.m. (2.73 million), Jesse Watters Primetime at 7 p.m. (2.69 million) with Special Report with Bret Baier rounding out the top five in average total viewers (2.46 million),” AdWeek reported.

“The eight most-watched shows of the quarter were all Fox News shows. MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show (which featured guest hosts for much of the quarter) came in at No. 9. with a 1.8 million total viewer average at 9 p.m.,” AdWeek added.


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