Report: CNN Has Lost 45 Percent of its Viewers in the Last Month

By Ken Lund (Flickr: CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Trump predicted in 2017 that the media wouldn’t know what to do without him and he was right. Since Trump left the White House, legacy media outlets have been bleeding viewers. However, the most affected by Trump’s departure reflects a sweet irony. According to the Washington Post, CNN has lost 45 perfect of its viewers in the last month alone.

According to The Washington Post:

The most deeply affected network is CNN. After surpassing rivals Fox News and MSNBC in January, the network has lost 45 percent of its prime-time audience in the past five weeks, according to Nielsen Media Research. MSNBC’s audience has dropped 26 percent in the same period. Fox News — the most Trump-friendly of the three networks in its prime-time opinion shows — has essentially regained its leading position by standing still; its ratings have fallen just 6 percent since the first weeks of the year. The cable networks declined to discuss their ratings outlook for this article.

In 2014, the year before Trump announced his candidacy, the three leading cable news networks collectively attracted an average of 2.8 million viewers a night during prime-time hours. By 2019, Trump’s third year in office, that number had nearly doubled to 5.3 million each night.

Trump’s rise was so closely linked to the news companies’ success that some accused the networks of enabling him — endlessly broadcasting his racism and sexism-tinged stump speeches in what amounted to free political advertising. CNN president Jeff Zucker expressed regrets late in the 2016 campaign about his network’s coverage but acknowledged later that it drew viewers. “We’ve seen that, anytime you break away from the Trump story and cover other events in this era, the audience goes away,” he said in 2018.

A handful of leading newspapers can likewise thank Trump, at least in part, for a sharp rise in digital subscriptions over the past five years. The New York Times began his term with 3 million such subscribers and ended it with 7.5 million. The Post tripled its subscriber base to more than 3 million during his administration.

It seems it will be almost any day now that CNN and the legacy media may start begging Trump to return to the front and center of their stories if they stand any chance of saving their plummeting ratings.



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Dee S
2 months ago

The American people don’t like liars, especially in the media.

John T Koszalka
John T Koszalka
2 months ago
Reply to  Dee S

Excellent reply. And now we have one in the White House.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago

How can that be, we just chased a liar out of the White House.
The kind of liar whose rabid followers smear their excrement in the Capitol.

Demetri
Demetri
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Seek help, you are insane an blind plus mentally unstable.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Demetri

Whose excrement was smeared in the Capitol?

Cpt_Kirk.
Cpt_Kirk.
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

The German are Coming,!! The Germans are Coming,!! Mr Albert Hess, The son of a Hitler General.Think he Shit in his pants.!!!

Eliot
Eliot
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Tell us

Chainlink700rt
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You are a poor excuse for a man.
All you do is cry cry cry

Jim
Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Mostly antifa scum, the pride of the democrat party

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Moderator, you are not adding our thumbs up or down on this comment. Why?

D adkison
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Actually it was Antifa that rioted in the capital.

They even filmed it and got 70 million from the networks for the effort.

Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Demetri

Old al is a train wreak.

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  Demetri

I agree 100%.

Cpt_Kirk.
Cpt_Kirk.
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

That was the Antifa, Those with the Red Mega-hats Backwards, and the BLM. And You DemonRats, all talking about Trumps Lies,??? But You ain’t got the [email protected]!!$ to mention any of his lies. That again is Comming from the BUTT-PLUGS at CNN.

Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Cpt_Kirk.

The best thing about Trump not being in the white house is CNN ratings have dropped 45%. Trump said that would happen, it’s awesome hopefully those liars will go belly up.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard

And,,, MSNBC!!!!

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Why listen to a bunch of liars who aren’t honest journalists or truth seekers? They are the propaganda arm of the communist party.

Susanna
Susanna
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Which bridge in San Francisco do you live under?

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Quick, go OD on some fentanyl…hear there an epidemic or is that a pandemic of it, going on? It will cure what ails you!

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Dude, you are so devil possessed it ain’t even funny

anniedawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Messy Hessy at it again. Time after time the rouge MSM printed unverified leaks about Trump. The biggest being that he shut down the Pandemic Lab. Tom Morrison, the head of the Bio Lab in a letter to the NYT, made it very clear he had incorporated the Pandemic Lab into the Bio Lab. Next big thing was that Trump had outed a CIA agent in Russia. Wrong again. It was Hillary Clinton. Even better the joke MSM accused Trump of locking children up in cages while showing a picture that was take in 2014. Obama was president. Trump had a constant uphill fight but he did more for America in four years than Obama did in eight.

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  anniedawn

The Hessian tries to defame and malign anyone who stands for truth and freedom.

Chainlink700rt
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I think you need to listen to what the whole planet thinks of biden, before you make accusations.
The whole wide world is seeing another Venezuela being born.
The only difference is 129 million people will not let that happen.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Wrong !

Josie
Josie
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You are so ignorant!

robert
robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

yea, biden and OBAMIE

kevin
kevin
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I told you already… Listen up…That wasn’t excrement… It was copies of all of you posts on this site. They just smell the same, that’s all. And by the way… Are you keeping track of all of Bidens lies ? When will you give us that report?

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

The lying dog faced pony soldier is in the White House now, who was NOT elected with legal votes by the American people. The Left just couldn’t stand for America to be great, they have to bring this country down and remake it as part of the Socialist Global One World Government.

Carl
Carl
2 months ago

A real one this time and not made up with trump and their rewriting his meanings! I think if they were in a journalist class these last 4 years all would get a F

Dee S
2 months ago

They blatently and unapologetically misconstrue the truth!

Patriot1490
Patriot1490
2 months ago
Reply to  Dee S

Not only are they liars, but their arrogance toward the President of The United States bordered on Treason. They blamed him for things that didn’t even happen but were lies of their own creation. In particular, the smug attitude of people whose credentials relied on inuendo and sentences taken out of context was appalling. Most arrogant of the bunch was Jim Acosta who actually started to argue with The president at a Press Conference after he was chided for pulling a microphone from a moderator on staff. Both CNN and MSNBC ran panels populated with their on-air personnel who fabricated scenarios to which they would all add their own juicy tidbits of falsehoods.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Dee S

Especially Trump.

Bill Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Mr. Prick appears again. Man, don’t you have anything better to do? Biden has your food stamps in the mail.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

I am still waiting for my $1400 BidenBucks check.
Did you get yours’s yet?
Will you just tear it up, because it has Biden’s name on it?
I loved my $2600 TrumpBucks.
But it didn’t last long.
I blew it on booze, weed and pole dancers.
I am going to more careful with my BidenBucks.
Just booze and weed.
Pole dancers are just to expensive.
And they won’t even let you sniff it.
Unless you pay a lot extra.

Tina
Tina
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

So that’s the problem, you play with yourself too much. Somebody has to do it.

Cpt_Kirk.
Cpt_Kirk.
2 months ago
Reply to  Tina

NO. He got one of those Blow up Dolls.

Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Cpt_Kirk.

Blow up dolls would reject his advances.

anniedawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Tina

I doubt he has anything to play with. Oh well he probably doesn’t know what his gender is anyway.

Brian
Brian
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I pray God will open your heart-eyes and you accept the truth of Jesus’ sacrifice for your sins before you die. I truly mean it. Your eternal consequence depends on it. Not believing won’t help.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie
2 months ago
Reply to  Brian

Don’t waste your time on Hess.He is only playing with you. Whatever you say, he will say the opposite!

henk_USA
henk_USA
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

please use those buck to buy some strong hemps….to wash up your dirty brain..

anniedawn
2 months ago
Reply to  henk_USA

He has a feces fetish.

Cpt_Kirk.
Cpt_Kirk.
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Why bather, they smell like rotten fish.

Arf Arf
Arf Arf
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Are you a split tail sniffer Albert or a back door sniffer??????
You weren’t the kid that went around sniff’n bicycle seats to see who cut the last fart were you???????

Nora
Nora
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I thought you said you gave it to blm & antifa
which was it???

mariadelia
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You are pitiful!

America deserves better, needs serious, responsable patriots with
proper words on facts and and deeds!

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Just emulate your mentor and start sniffing people awkwardly.

Chainlink700rt
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I don’t need a handout it’s called working. And when times are hard you get going faster.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

FIGURES !!

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You are doing why that money was sent to you for was to spend it. You are doing just what the government wanted you to do.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

Exactly !! LOL !!

Tracy
Tracy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

How old are you??

Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

The best thing is Donald Trump is in that small brain of you’res, hahahaha.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You just don’t learn !!

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

When you want to believe a lie nobody can change your mind, not even the truth.

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Especially Jim Acosta, that rude, insolent, lying piece of work,

Lesley Ward
Lesley Ward
2 months ago
Reply to  Dee S

Except the brainwashed followers who are true CNN followers who are the only ones left!
The undecided are now leaving in droves because finally they can see the disastrous results of following CNN and voting for Biden!

Jack
Jack
2 months ago

Soon I hope will hear from Trump, when he is where he belongs PRISON!

Casey
Casey
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

You are an idiot. Go away you fool.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

That was not very Christian of you.

Sammy
Sammy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

albert says this….

“I loved my $2600 TrumpBucks.
But it didn’t last long.
I blew it on booze, weed and pole dancers.
I am going to more careful with my BidenBucks.
Just booze and weed.
Pole dancers are just to expensive.
And they won’t even let you sniff it.
Unless you pay a lot extra.“

albert….you tolerant and open-minded hedonist….. lol lol lol

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You wouldn’t know Christian if it bit you in the face.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Ho old are you ???????

Dee S
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You’re not fit to be on the same page with honest, truthful, God fearing people. The devil does not work alone. He is the chief leader of the tribe of dark forces who seek to carry out his purposes in the domain of darkness..a very real, yet invisible realm that effects everything seen and heard in the physical, visible realm.

Bill Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Now we have another fool. Why don’t you and Hess get together have a love fest.

Demetri
Demetri
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

wilt the homo in the cabinet, brothers

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

We have been invited to a pity party at Mara-A-Lago.

Chainlink700rt
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Good you might learn something,
and know what the meaning of truth, goodwill, prosperity under god,
Respect, hard work, and the constitution.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Yes !!! YOU ARE VERY PITIFUL !!! AND PATHETIC !!!

cashgirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

They probably already are, Bill!

Demetri
Demetri
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

you first when they lock fools up.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Demetri

Will I be locked up at Mar-A-Lago?

Bull
Bull
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Did you say something?

Chainlink700rt
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

First before you go you should get a mental evaluation, and stay away from our President.

Tracy
Tracy
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Don’t get your jealous diapers in a bunch, you will hear from President Trump very soon! Trump will be at Guantánamo Bay, as a leading witness against the Corrupt, Treasonous, Seditious Joe Biden at his Military Tribunal!! Have a blessed night! 😃

Eliot
Eliot
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

I want you to hold your breath until that happens….stop breathing…. I will let you know when it happens and you can start breathing again….okay?

Cpt_Kirk.
Cpt_Kirk.
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Not in Your Wildest Dreams, For what Crime?? Beijing Biden , Sold the Heneges (Makers of High Tech Military Equipment) To the Chinese Peoples liberation Army on Sept of 2015. Remember?? High Treason, He sold 2.K ~ AK.47’s plus a Ton of Ammo to the Mexican Drug Cartels, Remember Fast and Furious?? Biden Sold Our Uranium to Putin, that Putin sold to Iran, Paid for by Your Tax-Money already Provided By NoBummer, He Created and Weaponised the ISIS, Guilty of Killing Americans in Benghazi, They Knew,!! and Dead Men don’t Talk.((Big Time HIGH TREASON)) This was Joe Biden, Killary, and NoBummer, all Your Boddies.

Chainlink700rt
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Name change Albert, you can do better than that

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

ACTUALLY,,, THAT WOULD BE BIDENS IN PRISON !!! ALL OF THE BIDENS !!!!! AND CLINTONS !!!

Josie
Josie
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack

if so. It will be next to joe biteme plugs hairsniffing con man joe

Tina
Tina
2 months ago

If they would turn it off at the airports, nobody would watch it.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
2 months ago
Reply to  Tina

Exactly!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Tina

It is amazing how many people do not watch news that is not on.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Tina

I see that you do not fly often.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You seem to be ,,, FLYING CONSTANTLY !!! ???

Cat Kin
Cat Kin
2 months ago

Too bad so sad. I can never waych CNN. All tge lieing and not getting the truth out. Fact check. It goes to show you that those who voted for Biden was a small group. I guess it says Look out Pelosi there coming for you. ( A great wish of Mine). Funny farm here she comes. She has too much power and she should be asking Americans what is best. Cant always be what Nanc wants. Lol. cnn needs to get the truth out. Its shows.

Patriot1490
Patriot1490
2 months ago

Go ahead and “FACT CHECK” my last submission, then hide cover your heads. because it all happened on the airwaves. MUCH OF IT ON LIVE TV.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Patriot1490

I can not find your last submission, please post.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

*repost.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago

What a wonderful misleading headline.
Of course news viewership is down, the election and the pandemic/lockdown are essentially over.
And it is spring.
Even Fox News is down 32%.
And MAGAots tend to be hard core news junkies who hang on their Leader for Life’s every word.

Tracy
Tracy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Jealous much! Envy is bad for the heart! Get over yourself already!

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Are you BLM,, OR ANTIFA,,, OR BOTH ???

Jim
Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Actually, fox was only down 6% if you bothered to read the article. And I am one of those 6% ‘ers.

Eliot
Eliot
2 months ago

cnn
such a pathetic organization of imbeciles…..
past and present!!!!
MSNBC
ABC, NBC, CBS
NAACP, BLM, ANTIFA. CANCEL CULTURE, etc., etc.
We need some one with balls to reign in this insanity …. where’s China or Russia when you need them?????

Bill Williams
2 months ago

That is some very good news, couldn’t happen to better fake news channel.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

Fox is down 32%

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Good. Both are Jew owned.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

FOX,, AND NEWSMAX,, AND OANN ,, ARE STILL ALL MUCH BETTER NEWS OUTLETS !!!

Bob Wilkonski
Bob Wilkonski
2 months ago

Couldn’t happen to a good network,glad it happened to this rag of a network.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob Wilkonski

Fox is down 32%…….

anniedawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You are not paying attention. Papa came back from Europe to clean the mess the left wingers made of FOX.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
2 months ago

Make America great.
One Party.
One news organization.
One leader.
For life.

anniedawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Yeah we know Pelosi sees herself as the leader oops DICTATOR. She doesn’t even try to hide it anymore.

Billy
Billy
2 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Why don’t you move to CHINA,, OR NORTH KOREA??? THEY ARE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT !!!

Cpt_Kirk.
Cpt_Kirk.
2 months ago

I’ have NOT watch the Very Fake, Corrupt, LYING, Left Twisted Biased Media for many Years, Let them Twist the DemonRats Minds, something they are very good at.They are the Partners in Crimes with Beijing Biden & Co.

Mark
Mark
2 months ago

Who? what is CNN Communist Not News

O Olon
2 months ago

Liars are losers and CNN leads the pack and tht is why we don’t watch them. Their loss couldn’t happen to anyone who deserves it more. TOO BAD TOO SAD…..NOT REALLY!

OldConservativeGuy
OldConservativeGuy
2 months ago

Trump predicted exactly this. Too bad; so sad.

henk_USA
henk_USA
2 months ago

if Jeff Bezos can get rid of WaPo, its stocks’ price will up for at least 30%. open up your eyes J.B..

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
2 months ago

Those of you engaging Hess, could you please tell me why you’re doing it?
I mean, really???? This “IT” is a complete libturd troll. He’s never going to listen to your point of view.

Todd Nelson
Todd Nelson
2 months ago

Too late the downward spiral has begun, and will only end with CNN going out of business.

Susanna
Susanna
2 months ago

I’m literally crying crocodile tears for CNN.

anniedawn
2 months ago
Reply to  Susanna

Oh come on and sing a happy song with me for CNN. “We’re sorry to see you go, we’re sorry to see you go, we hope the heck you never com back, we’re sorry to see you go.”

Ingrid FORSBERG
Ingrid FORSBERG
2 months ago

Boring & pitiful Biden generates a quickly eroding viewership. Maybe the illegals will start watching?

Jerry Moore
Jerry Moore
2 months ago

H Dean is nothing but a deplorable big mouth punk with no intelligence

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
2 months ago

I thought they already went out of business!!!

vts
vts
2 months ago

93 percent of so-called journalists say they are democrat so that means we have a lapdog media who lie for the Communist Democrats.

Maggietish
Maggietish
2 months ago

Good, it’s about time. No one can/would consider them as part of the media because they are nothing bit puppets of the Socialist/communist democratic party. They wouldn’t know fair and balanced if it was standing right in front of them. The only thing is they were experienced at is lying. They have no relevance, credibility, integrity, ethics, honesty, empathy, humanity and decency. They are consumed by hate and again completely controlled by the socialist/communist liberal/progressives democratic party.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
2 months ago

Just imagine what would happen to ‘fake-news legacy media’ and even Social-media, if Trump goes-into their business…with both guns, blazing? 😆🤣

Valkyrie
Valkyrie
2 months ago

The sooner CNN bites the dust, the better for all of us!!!

Bill
Bill
2 months ago

Many people are quickly realizing that this Communist News Network has been lying to them for years, that they have been terribly misinformed, and have formed opinions based on that misinformation. Many of them now have different opinions and plan to vote differently in 2020. Join them.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….GOD’S BLESSING is STILL With PREZ TRUMP NOT PREZ BIDEN. With KING DAVID NOT KING SAUL. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Lilhouse
Lilhouse
2 months ago

CAN’T TAKE STUPID OUT OF STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPIDITY WITH THESE EVIL, NASTY, PATHETIC, WORTHLESS, LIEING, CHEATING, DISRESPECTFUL, DISGUSTING, IRRESPONSIBLE, CORRUPT, LOONEY, ANTI AMERICAN, SEMETIC, TYRANT, TREASONOUS, ASS KISSING, GERITOL TAKING, NURSING HOME BOUND. DEMONRATS. I’M NOT SORRY FOR SPEAKING THE AMERICAN TAXPAYING PATRIOTS TRUTH.

Carl
Carl
2 months ago

As an Ind voter, we should finish the job and boycott all cable news shows and get the real unbiased news on the net! by the way, 2 million watching in a country with over 350 million is not even !% of the country, yet they cause more damage to the rest of America combined!

rattler
rattler
2 months ago

The media hatred of Trump created an audience that was superficial and now the superficial is just a wisp of stale air, The media did not create Trump, his followers are loyal to him, not the media. As long as Trump supports the working class there is nothing the media can do to separate him from his base.

Chainlink700rt
2 months ago

Let them crash, and who cares.
It’s no doubt the country needs Trump, and over half the planet as well.

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
2 months ago

Can’t say that I’m sorry for CNN’s losses as they have been a despicable, unlikeable, uncaring organization for a long time and if they’re now removed, I very much doubt that anyone will miss them! People in public places should know that they can’t get away with their treachery!

Daniel Rhoads
2 months ago

CNN—–CERTIFIED NUTS NEWS!!!!! That is the real reason the American people are departing CNN!!!

Robert Rader
Robert Rader
2 months ago

People have finally realized that CNN never tells the truth. It’s finally catching up to these phonies!

anna
anna
2 months ago

They got what they deserve. 45% is not good enough.

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