Monday 10 January 2022

REPORT: CNN’s January 6th Coverage Bombed In The Ratings


CNN devoted almost their entire day to coverage of the so-called ‘insurrection’ on January 6th, but it didn’t do them much good.

They were obviously looking to replicate their ratings from January 6th in 2021, but it didn’t work.

They lost out to FOX News and MSNBC.

Red State reports:

The Ratings Are in for CNN’s January 6th Obsession—and Hoo Boy

Does this qualify as poetic justice? Because this feels a lot like poetic justice.

The ratings are in for CNN’s “commemoration” coverage of January 6th, and hoo boy, they are not good. The network played out a full day of hand-wringing and tortured analysis, culminating in a two-hour event live from Statuary Hall inside the Capitol Building. All the stops were pulled out, including a headlining interview with Nancy Pelosi.

The obvious goal was to stimulate a repeat of last year’s blockbuster, January 6th ratings, where CNN led all other networks in viewership as the events unfolded. In a phrase, that didn’t happen. In fact, the liberal network got absolutely trounced by Fox News.

They point to this data from News Busters:

According to a Fox News press release, FNC defeated CNN “in every hour across both categories” as the Jeff Zucker-led channel was only able to fetch 742,869 total viewers overall and 139,202 across Thursday in the demo.

MSNBC was able to best CNN in total viewers with about 1.049 million viewers, but narrowly lost in the 25-54 group as the Comcast-owned property garnered just 136,019 viewers.

And in the key 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern block during which President Biden and Vice President Harris delivered remarks from Statuary Hall, CNN and MSNBC still couldn’t pull in a sizable audience.

Instead, Fox News still came out on top with America’s Newsroom pulling in 1.58 million total viewers and 232,112 in the demo versus 1.083 million and 144,832 for MSNBC and 1.106 million and 190,613 for CNN.

What a shame.

No one cares about January 6th as much as Democrats and CNN.

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