by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
CNN — derided by conservatives during the campaign as the Clinton News Network, has gone hard in opposition to newly-elected President Donald J. Trump, leading Trump to hit back, calling them “Fake News.”
It’ was a very risky strategy with a newly-elected U.S. leader. But CNN brass claim it has paid off.
Network head Jeff Zucker told worried investors this week CNN’s “brand” is “stronger than ever”:
Well it looks like Acosta might want to re-phrase that. After the ratings numbers released today, CNN’s investors may be calling for Zucker’s head.
Because going against Trump is KILLING CNN in the ratings.
In the most recent Adweek/TVNewser report on cable ratings, CNN is losing ground in total day viewership, and collapsing in prime time — where they spend the most money, by far.
In fact, things have gotten so bad, CNN is now behind MSNBC — which has less than half the budget — and does not even crack the top 5 in prime time.
And, already ahead in 2016, FoxNews is absolutely killing CNN now.
— CNN Lies & Is Hitler (@NolteNC) February 19, 2017
The details from AdWeek are even worse:
CNN ranked No. 4 in total day viewers, and No. 9 in total prime time viewers this past week. The network posted a 4% decline in prime time viewers from the same week last year, but put up a solid +31 percent bump in total day
MSNBC defeated CNN in total prime time viewers (No. 5). The network posted a staggering 71%growth in prime time viewers year-over-year, and +56 percent growth in total day — nearly double the growth rate of CNN.
Devastating. And Fox is destroying them…
Fox News more than doubled CNN’s total day numbers with 1,759,000 viewers, while experiencing a healthy percentage bump of its own (28%) over the previous year.
CNN calls @realDonaldTrump 's attacks on media "a verbal form of poison"–translation: they are EFFECTIVE
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 19, 2017
The “Fake News Network” tried to take down Trump…and it’s costing them BIG time.
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