CNN saw its prime time lineup drop 26% in April compared to the same month one year ago. CNN’s total audience in prime time was well under a million viewers–767,000–while competitors MSNBC and Fox News finished the month far ahead: MSNBC in second place overall with 1.660 million total viewers, and Fox News leading all of cable with a total audience of 2.395 million.
Viewers in the 25-54 age brackets are abandoning all 3 major networks, albeit at very different rates. (Those younger than 25 don’t know what a TV is and have no idea of why anybody would watch the news at all.)
CNN lost 41% of viewers in this demographic in under a year. MSNBC lost 36% and Fox lost 19%.
Of course, the strength of Fox News compared to CNN and even MSNBC is only due to everybody being a Nazi and not to the fact that CNN has been wrong about everything for a long time.
CNN doesn’t have a single show in the top 25 led by Hannity, Tucker, and Maddow. In the meantime, CNN is gathering one award after another (from itself and not from the viewers) for the high quality of their journalism.