American news network, CNN, has suffered a huge dip in ratings this year as compared to 2017
The ‘Fake News’ network dropped a shocking 41 percent in the daytime TV ratings and tumbled 36 percent in primetime compared to the same week last year.
According to a report on Adweek, “CNN ranked No. 6 across basic cable in total prime time viewers, and No. 5 in total day this past week. Despite the top 10 finishes, the network was -36 percent in prime time viewers, and -41 percent in total day viewers vs. the same week last year.”
CNN’s fall has seen them ranked lower than the likes of ESPN, Fox News and Nickelodeon
Fox News took top spot and MSNBC came in second.
These hits might have come from the unfavourable light in which they’ve been cast by Donald Trump who has openly been hostile towards the network.
It could also stem from a series of misdeeds by people connected with CNN including some incorrect reporting.
For instance, reporter Jim Sciutto, who was recently announced to be co-hosting a morning program for the network, was in the middle of a scandal over possible misreporting as regards the extent of Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen’s knowledge of a Trump Tower meeting with Russians.