Since Trump left office and President Brandon entered the White House, ratings in the mainstream media have plummeted. One of the worst networks is CNN, one that has severely damaged its reputation during the Trump years.
That network, once a major player in the media market and the biggest recipient of Trump’s attacks, saw its viewership drop below 1 million viewers per show in October. 10. In fact, with the exception of the 90-minute Biden town hall, which averaged 1.2 million viewers, and the “Cuomo Prime Time” segment behind the town hall, which averaged 1.1 million viewers, not a single one. Which CNN show in October has an average of even a million views, according to a Fox News report.
Add a further perspective, The Fox article adds that “CNN averaged a devastating 480,000 in total viewers for the day in October, a whopping 76% drop from January amid a tumultuous transition from President Trump come President Biden. Fox News averaged 1.4 million and maintained its total viewership for the day since the start of the year while MSNBC averaged 657,000 viewers in October, resulting in a 61% drop from January. The network lost 14 % of viewers since September.”
Even the prime time slots of CNN, the weeknight shows, average only 780,000 viewers, a 78% down from January. As for the views from both the right and the left, “Hannity” has a massive average of 2.7 million viewers, and the show “Rachel Maddow” has averaged around 2 million. Both shows appear in the 9pm EST time slot.
Jon Nicosia, in a tweet, added that if the merger of CNN and Discovery happened today, CNN’s programming would be blown away by “Shark Week”:
Scoop: CNN will return to 100% news. A “good amount” of “talent/staff” will be eliminated to match that new mission. David Zaslav vows to be “very strong-willed” and is based in LA when he runs Warner Bros Discovery. https://t.co/q2F2u8Y4Hr
– Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) November 11, 2021
Those significant hits to the network’s viewership mean it needs to make major changes to its programming, which it appears to be doing. According to ZeroHedge, those changes mean the show will have to make significant changes to broadcast content and broadcast audience. ZeroHedge report that:
According to Jon Nicosia – former Mediaite and IJR managing editor (and former breaking news editor at DC Examiner) – CNN will revert to news channel 100% and “A good number” of CNN’s “talent/staff” will be fired as part of a major change. ”
ZeroHedge adds that an alternative to simply returning to news programming could be to replace some primetime programming with documentaries, one of the few types of CNN programming that underperforms in the industry. past year.
Regardless of whether the network switches back to news or to documentaries, it is clear that a large portion of CNN’s current “talent” will be left out as part of the change, as their “talent” will is no longer required by a network that focuses primarily on factual news and/or documentaries rather than mixed reviews.
Exactly who will be fired, however, is still being announced, with the head of CNN staying tight-lipped and not even announcing what will happen to Jeff Zucker, the current CEO, under the bronze. CNN lake crashed and caught fire. ZeroHedge reports that:
Based on Deadline, Director of Discovery David Zaslav — who is expected to take over as CNN manager once the WarnerMedia merger is complete — has kept his public comments about the failed news network private. When asked by Deadline what he thought would happen to the beautiful Jeff Zucker, Zaslav said “Jeff is a good friend and I like him a lot.”
So while the questions are still there and exactly how this shaking will happen is still up in the air, all we can say for sure is that CNN collapses, at least, that major changes need to be made if it is to regain its credibility and rank up. Whether any change it decides is sufficient to affect that change remains to be seen.
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