Well-deserved, CNN. 🙂
CNN’s prime-time ratings are cratering.
The cable news titan founded by Ted Turner in 1980 dropped to 15th place in the coveted 8 p.m.-to-11 p.m. time slot last quarter after losing 20% of its viewers, according to TV ratings tracker Nielsen.
That’s five slots below where it was this time last year, Nielsen said….
The network drew 761,000 total prime-time viewers in the three months ended in June, putting it behind MSNBC’s 1.7 million viewers and Fox’s 2.4 million prime-time viewers. Fox ranked in first place — and MSNBC second place — among basic cable networks in prime time, Nielsen said….
In the coveted demographic of ages 25 to 54, Fox averaged 373,000 viewers in prime time, compared with 252,000 at MSNBC and 188,000 at CNN….
According to a ranking of cable’s top 90 shows, none of CNN’s programs even cracked the top 10. The network’s best show during prime time, “Cuomo Prime Time” hosted by Chris Cuomo, ranked No. 25.
MSNBC’s Maddow, who had the top-rated show last year, slipped to third place behind Hannity and Tucker Carlson, both of Fox News.
Hannity grabbed 3.2 million viewers in the quarter and 505,000 viewers ages 25 to 54. Carlson ended with 2.8 million total viewers and 477,000 in the key demo….