No matter what CNN does the network just can’t bounce back to pre-Biden ratings. The network which becomes known for constantly attacking Trump has seen declining ratings and viewers for months now and nothing seems to help. CNN just hosted a town hall event with President Biden and still trailed behind two of Fox News’ most popular hosts, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.
According to Nielsen Media Research, CNN’s town hall, which ran for about an hour and a half between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., averaged 1.4 million total viewers and 306,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demo. By contrast, Fox News had an average 2.7 million total viewers and 464,000 in the 25-54 age demo during the same time.
While Fox News host Tucker Carlson had a normal show, Sean Hannity hosted a special town hall with guests that included Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Congresswoman Maria Salazar (R-FL), and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R).
CNN’s town hall finished last with total viewers among the cable networks. MSNBC came in second place with averaging 1.6 million viewers Wednesday night.
During the town hall, President Biden said he wants to ban rifles and handguns as part of his plan for gun reform.
“I’m the only guy that ever got — passed legislation when I was a senator to make sure we eliminated assault weapons,” Biden said. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous.”
The embarrassing event was filled with Biden blunders causing Republicans to reignite questions regarding his mental fitness.