Prior to the election, CNN was able to keep its ratings up with fake news intended to incite those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. Every single story, every single day, seemed to be something negative and untrue about President Trump — and because of this, they were able to maintain decent (buut still not amazing) ratings. Now that the election’s over? The network is in real trouble.
Variety reports that Biden’s first week as President “may offer a portent of what the post-Trump era will be like for the network” — and it isn’t good, for them. According to the report,:
In the first week of the Biden administration, the AT&T-owned news channel saw the audiences that had been flooding into primetime recently drop precipitously on Jan. 25-29 compared with the highs of previous weeks. Meanwhile, rival Fox News Channel saw its own ratings only dip slightly after weeks of registering its own sharp declines.
In Biden’s first week, CNN saw its ratings tank by a whopping 44 percent, with the network struggling to maintain viewership among people ages 25-54 — a key demographic. MSNBC also has suffered losses since the election.\
One network seems immune to the “Biden Effect” — Fox News, which has seen a mild decline in numbers. In fact, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was the “only program that didn’t see a downturn” according to the report.
As much as liberals attack Fox News and Tucker Carlson specifically, this shows that only one group of people watches the news to stay informed — and it’s not the folks on the Left, who abandon any semblance of wanting information to back their ideas the moment their news stops being something that can more accurately be described as hate porn.
The recent ratings are bad news for CNN and, to a lesser extent, MSNBC. But Fox News and alternative conservative networks like OANN and Newsmax are seeing a rise in viewership. The ratings wars may be brutal as the Biden presidency continues, but it’s possible we may see CNN slip even further into obscurity.