CNN has drastically lost its viewership since former President Donald Trump left office, with ratings down more than 50 percent since Biden’s inauguration, reports Fox News.
The network spent years constantly bashing Trump and had great numbers during his last three weeks in office, averaging 2.2 million viewers. But since then, it has averaged around over a million viewers, a decline of 54 percent.
CNN is massively struggling among the key advertising demographic of adults aged between 25-54, with this demo’s viewership dropping 60 percent. It averaged 617,000 viewers in this demo during the last three weeks of Trump’s term and has fallen to 244,000 since Biden took office.
“No. I’m not worried about it … Trump was a horrible person. And he was terrible for the country. And it is better for all — for the world that he is no longer the President of the United States,” said CNN’s Don Lemon when asked about his significantly lower ratings. “So if that means that cable news ratings go down? Aww. So I’m not really that concerned about it. I would prefer that my ratings go down and Trump not be in office than my ratings be sky-high and him be there. That’s the honest truth.”
MSNBC has also experienced a drop in viewership, but nowhere near the degree of CNN. MSNBC has lost 34 percent of its viewers.