CNN Records Lowest Ratings in Two Decades: Report

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

CNN is a sinking ship. The liberal network reported its lowest day of ratings since 2000.

Mediaite reports:

CNN capped off a weak week in the ratings on Friday, dipping to the network’s lowest Friday in the key 25-54 age demographic since July 14th, 2000.

CNN brought in a total day average of 60,000 demo viewers, just higher than the network’s 59,000 demo viewers in July 2000.

Fox News topped the ratings in the demo and in terms of total viewers on Friday, bringing in 221,000 demo viewers and 1.56 million average total viewers.

MSNBC came in second place with 83,000 demo viewers and 818,000 average total viewers. CNN landed in third place with 303,000 total viewers.

Incoming CNN CEO Chris Licht has pledged to remove much of the over-the-top partisan talent from the network in hopes of returning to facts-based news. Will it work? That remains to be seen.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

By submitting this form, I hereby consent to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which permits and its affiliates to contact me.