CNN Drops Nearly 90% of 2021 Audience

By Ken Lund (Flickr: CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The liberal media is sinking like a rock, but none are feeling the effect like CNN. While Fox News is still celebrating being the number one basic cable news channel CNN is grappling with the fact it shed nearly 90% of its 2021 audience.

Fox News reports:

CNN averaged 2.7 million viewers from Jan. 4-10 last year as the network experienced a brief post-election spike but plummeted to only 548,000 average viewers last week, for a stunning year-over-year drop of 80% of its total audience.

During the same time periods, Fox News averaged 1.4 million total viewers last week for only a 15% drop compared to the first full week of 2021, when a jam-packed news cycle that included the Capitol riot ensued. Fox News has now outdrawn CNN and MSNBC combined for 21 straight weeks. Fox also outdrew NFL-heavy ESPN’s 1.1 million viewers to finish as the most-watched basic cable option.

CNN’s eye-popping decline is even worse among the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54, as the liberal network shed 86% of its viewers and finished last week with only 113,000 average viewers in the critical category after averaging 822,000 a year ago.

Among the demographic of people age 18-49, CNN shed nearly 90% of its 2021 audience by dropping from 624,000 younger viewers to a dismal 73,000.

Sweet justice.



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Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
8 months ago

Ok, think is all fine and dandy. Soooooo, why are they still able to go on air every day and pay their fake hosts their sweet high salaries???

Jamey
Jamey
8 months ago

Girl – Is the answer SOROS?

Oldclimber
Oldclimber
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

Along with Mark Zuckerberg, the Chicomms, the Russians, and the Saudis

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Oldclimber

Why do so many people hate America?
Was it something we did?
Like invade other countries?

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

No, it’s because we reject socialism, communist and fascism, comrade.

Messorem Grimm
Messorem Grimm
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Because hating is what the left does.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

I wouldn’t doubt it for one minute.
This old devil needs to be taken out and his machine too. The devil on earth!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago

By extra judicial means?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago

Why didn’t Trump take him out?
Trump is a weak puke?

Kent
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

and you are a moron schitt bird ..

jimba
jimba
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

easier said than done,,he could be abducted an drugged out and flown to an eastern european nation that has warrants out for him

Louis Mayer
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I am second generation German, and AMERICAN citizen. Did the WWII war trials overlook your clan ? Or are you simply playing your luck ?

jimba
jimba
8 months ago

dont forget his apprentis son

David
David
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

That Bastage is one rich SOB

NYCGUY
NYCGUY
8 months ago

What difference does it make who is wasting their money on the salaries at CNN and MSNBC? The important point is that in a nation of 330 million, virtually NO ONE IS WATCHING their lies

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
8 months ago
Reply to  NYCGUY

Good point.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  NYCGUY

Is that why Trump won by a landslide?

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

NO, that was how he was CHEATED in the election. Have you ever wondered how 200,000 votes show up at 3 AM in Pennsylvania??? And 80% of those were “for Biden”. PLEASE!!!

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Are you, in any way, related to Rudolph Hess from the ‘1000’ year Reich???

Bill C Butler
8 months ago

what are the nine islands?

Floyd Hodgins
Floyd Hodgins
8 months ago

Goes to show that you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time or try to without consequences. Truth dies when no one tells the truth. CNN forgot what a news service is supposed to be. You can be sensational, but not biased.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Hodgins

Trump didn’t fool America a second time.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Hodgins

Fox is never biased.
Except when they said that Sleepy Old Joe beat the Greatest Leader the World Has Ever Known.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
8 months ago

Bring back the Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and the Jetsons on the cartoon networks in Prime Time and the Lamestream Democrat Propaganda Media is totally sunk.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
8 months ago

Those would certainly be 100% better than the WOKE crap they expose kids to today! No wonder the kids are screwed up!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago

Bring back things that Trump supporters understand.

Casey
Casey
8 months ago

I’m surprised that CNN has ANY viewers. This just proves that you can fool some of the people, all of the time.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
8 months ago
Reply to  Casey

They count the doctors’ waiting rooms and airports which are nearly always set on CNN.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago

They are counting what people watch.
Have you ever wondered why doctors have CNN on?
Is it because that they are educated?

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

NO, it’s because they’re sick, dummy! And they don’t leave the remote where it can be reached to change the channel — geez, what a dummy!

Junius
Junius
8 months ago
Reply to  Casey

I am surprised even Fox has many viewers! They don’t tell the truth either!

bburghs
bburghs
8 months ago
Reply to  Junius

FactCheck.org says you are wrong.
89% TRUE rating.
CNN 21%
MSLSD 33%

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  bburghs

Fact Check lies.
They say that Sleepy Old Joe won.

TreyBird
TreyBird
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

What a troll, Albert. No one likes Trolls. Go curl up with your CNN honeys and bask in their greatness…cough, cough

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

It’s like Old Joe Stalin said — “it’s not ‘who’ votes, but ‘who’ counts the votes” — MORON!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Junius

Americans don’t want the truth.
They want what they believe to be true.
Some want what Trump wants.
He wanted to win the 2020 election by a landslide.
So in their minds he did.

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You really are stupid! Name ONE good thing Biden has done in his ‘almost 1st ‘ year? And why is his rating in the 30% range? I can’t wait for this retort! Do yopu know what a retort is, BTW?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Casey

Are you also surprised that Fox called the 2020 election for Biden?

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago
Reply to  Casey

The only ‘viewers they have are at an airport, where CNN has a ‘captured’ audience!!

MikeyParks
MikeyParks
8 months ago

Hey CNN, want to get your numbers up? Start live, legitimate fact checking Biden, Harris and Psaki. People will throng back to your network just to watch the fun.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  MikeyParks

Should they fact check who won the 2020 election?

Bob D.
Bob D.
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

YES

Bill C Butler
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

common sense says Biden could not get more votes than Ms H.

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Just curious, but when Biden held a rally, you could count the number of his followers on one hand. With Trump, there were 1000’s!!! And you are still oblivious (do you know what that means) to the number of phony votes that were ‘cast’ by people who were not even still alive. It would do you good to read something like Judicial Watch. I assume you can read with an open mind??

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  MikeyParks

Should they fact check who won the 2020 election????

MagaBacker
MagaBacker
8 months ago

Just quit patronizing their sponsors and tell them why you quit. That’s the next shoe to drop.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  MagaBacker

Boycott them?
Cancel them?

Ros Fe
Ros Fe
8 months ago

Looks good on them.

Always Thinking
Always Thinking
8 months ago

Maybe they can start reporting the news instead of making it up. That would be a great start

TreyBird
TreyBird
8 months ago

In their defense, they just report what they’re told. Little puppets getting a large check.

Don Nicholas
Don Nicholas
8 months ago

It’s CNN, who cares? They have a guaranteed income from cable providers, but they don’t have to act like it with brand X talent.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Don Nicholas

You care enough to read, and comment.
They have no more guarantee from cable providers than Fox.

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago
Reply to  Don Nicholas

By the way, I just read where ATT is not going to renew their contract with OAN, but they are going to keep the ‘trash’ with MSLSD and CNN. Tell me that ATT is apolitical!! DISH TV, here I come!!

Jamey
Jamey
8 months ago

I wonder? Does CNN even realize that they are full-out lying to the American people, or are they so enraptured with their own rhetoric (and lack of any true reporting, at all) that the national truth simply passes them by?

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

They are DELUSIONAL so they may believe the crap that they are spewing!

TaterClause60
TaterClause60
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

No they are lying asshats

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

Truth exists only in the mind.
The truth in my mind is that Trump lost the 2020 election.
By five states.

Louis Mayer
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

If truth exists in the mind, then in my mind the WWII war trials did not fully investigate the name Hess.

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
8 months ago

Soon they’ll be down to watching each other.

L.C Black
L.C Black
8 months ago

Actually a funny thought when you visualize them just looking at themselves.

no ones business
no ones business
8 months ago

Get rid of that ugly lying little demon, what’s his name? Oh yeah, Acosta. Talk about useless.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago

You seem to know all about him.
How often do watch him?
His advertisers do.

Bill C Butler
8 months ago

many more than him, thank you.

TaterClause60
TaterClause60
8 months ago

CNN is pure traitor to America crap..hope they all go the way of the DoDo …and by DoDo I mean China Joe and the DemSoComms

Charlotte Terrill
Charlotte Terrill
8 months ago

If CNN wants to talk about Donald Trump non-stop, then speak the truth about him, not all the fabricated spinned jibberish they air all day! Also, mention the current President a few times during the day and the awful mess he has turned our country into.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago

Fox talks about Trump non stop.
They also say that he lost the 2020 election.

Bill C Butler
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

that is all old news, lets move on.

Max
Max
8 months ago

Hey Rockwell, you forgot about Mr. Magoo. Oh wait, he’s in the White House, my bad.
CNN=Communist News Network.
Gee I’m just busted up about this one…..NOT!

Oldclimber
Oldclimber
8 months ago

There are some who view this “news” as indicative that CNN is going to collapse. Not as long as Mark Zuckerberg, the Chicomms, the Russians, and the Saudis keep pumping money into it.

Kendall Bassett
Kendall Bassett
8 months ago

Who watches CNN, They have lied for the last 6 years. I never watch or listen to sources that lie to me, it is vital to have the truth even if it hurts.

Duane
8 months ago

Birds of a feather flock together. In the case looser media picks losers. So when the going gets rough the liberals get dummer

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Duane

Fox picked Trump as the loser in the 2020 election.
How dumb was that?

mary
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I feel that fox. is in a tight squeeze. They probably are regretting a lot of the news that they released about Trump. Last night I attended a rally in Florence Az. Trump was there. It was not a highly advertized event. So far I have not seen anything about it on any news this morning. It is estimated that there were over 40 thousand and maybe up to 50 thousand in attendance.Truly have never witnessed anything like it. Every one was polite and well behaved except one woman and her friend that were taken out in hand cuffs. Amazing.I now find it impossible to believe that Az. is blue and Never has been.

Louis Mayer
8 months ago
Reply to  mary

Ah Adolph, you bring back memories of WWII. One of my favorite words was not even German. The word was “Quisling”, does it ring any bells in your empty head ??

Donna Calandra
8 months ago

karma for CNN (aka communist news network) well know for its propaganda

James Wood
8 months ago

Its only gonna get worse – the msm has no standing – lies and speculation is all they spread

Madeleine
Madeleine
8 months ago

Do any people still watch?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Madeleine

Yes, read the article.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
8 months ago

They forgot to mention how much Fox is down.
This is an off election year.

sly8ball
sly8ball
8 months ago

wonder when the last airing will be? AT&T/Warner Media will have to find a another tax write off when that happens….

tzwksq
tzwksq
8 months ago

The “Awakening” has begun! … and none too soon!

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
8 months ago

There’s nothing grim about that. That’s fantastic. I can’t wait to see their faces when cnn closes its doors because it lost all its advertisers and can no longer remain in business.

Kent
8 months ago

oh no tedly turnip and “jane rotten” crotch fondue’s cash cow seems to be suffering an udder failure ..

Gerald D Cline Jr
Gerald D Cline Jr
8 months ago

Its audience is tired of having CNN reporters stand in front of a burning building and tell them how the riots are “peaceful.” It is tired of being blatantly lied to and told to believe what it is told, not their lying eyes.

JOHN PARKEN
JOHN PARKEN
8 months ago

CNN may have dropped a bunch of viewers, but here in Texas, the MORONS who sit on the Board of ATT have decided not to renew the contract with OAN (One America News). I’m not going to ‘roll over’ while ATT decides who and how we get our news! They are going to find out that THEY are not the only ones who can CANCEL!! When I find a suitable replacement, they will no longer receive my money for DirecTV. Dish Network, here I come!!!

MIkeW
MIkeW
8 months ago

Do these numbers include CNN’s monopoly over news at airports?

Mike Moloughney
Mike Moloughney
8 months ago

This is what happens when the only thing you talk about for over a year is Donald Trump and January 6, 2021. They are still talking about it, nothing else.

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