Fox News continues to dominate the ratings and CNN is seeing numbers so bad they haven’t been this low in nearly a decade. During the week of March 6, Fox News Channel had the highest ratings on basic cable, with an average of 1.4 million viewers during the day and 2.2 million viewers during primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. This is higher than both MSNBC and CNN combined.
On the other hand, CNN had its worst performance in almost a decade, with its smallest audience among adults aged 25-54 during the weekdays since June 2014. CNN’s primetime programming also struggled, with its 9 p.m. time slot having the fourth lowest-rated week in 23 years. In fact, CNN finished as the 33rd basic cable option during primetime hours, behind networks such as BET, MTV, and Comedy Central. CNN’s special programming did not fare much better, with its heavily promoted 9 p.m. ET special with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin managing only 364,000 total viewers and 89,000 among the demo, making it the network’s lowest-rated town hall in that time slot since at least 1997.
Overall, CNN is on track to have its lowest-rated quarter among the primetime demo in over 30 years. Fox News reported:
CNN had its smallest weekday total day audience among the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54 since June 2014 for nearly a 10-year low. The network only managed 81,000 average demo viewers as CNN programming fails to resonate with Americans.
CNN continued to flounder on weekdays during primetime, averaging only 95,000 demo viewers for its smallest audience in the key category since May 2014. CNN’s dreaded 9 p.m. ET hour, which has been vacant since Chris Cuomo was shown the door in late 2021, had its tiniest audience since May 2014 and the fourth lowest-rated week in 23 years.
Either way, looks like this CNN shakeup is not looking good for the network. Greg Gutfeld continues dominating and videos like this are just one of the reasons people love him and his crew.